Amazon’s London HQ in Shoreditch was the target of a demonstration on Monday 2 December organised by GMB.
The union estimates Amazon should have paid £103 million corporation tax last year. In fact, the company’s biggest UK arm paid just £14 million on £2.3 billion worth of sales.
The missing £89 million could pay for 5,800 teaching assistants, 4,400 carers, 2,300 nurses, or 1,700 paramedics for a whole year, says the union.
A similar event took place outside Amazon’s Bristol distribution centre.