COVID-19: European unions call for a recognition award for UPS workers

9 Jun 2020


Exponential growth in parcel volumes has been a defining feature of the world of logistics during the COVID-19 pandemic, putting extra pressure on couriers and logistics workers. Despite these larger volumes of work and challenging working conditions, UPS has so far been refusing to grant their workers a Recognition Award for their commitment during these extraordinary times.

Responding to UPS’ continuous rejections, trade unions around Europe decided to band together and addressed a letter to Arancha Fernandez Igoa, Europe Region Labor Relations Director of UPS. They call for the introduction of a Recognition Award and a meeting with the company.

They believe that the lack of cooperation by the company shows their disrespect of the hard-working employees and they expect that UPS agrees to meet with them and discuss the recognition award for all workers who have continued to work throughout this crisis.

The letter was signed by unions in UPS from Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.

You can download it here.