Amazon facing UK box shortages for Black Friday as DS Smith workers vote to strike

Amazon and several other major retailers could be facing possible cardboard box shortages during the busy Black Friday shopping period after workers at a packaging company voted to take strike action as part of a pay dispute.

Nearly 700 members of the GMB union working at DS Smith – which makes corrugated packaging for brands including drinks company Diageo, biscuit maker McVitie’s and brewer BrewDog as well as for Amazon – could take industrial action before the end of November.

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