ACTIVISTS unfurled a giant banner to highlight what they described as Amazon’s anti-union tactics.

The Unite union is urging the company to sign up to a “declaration of neutrality” that would guarantee Amazon workers the right to approach - or form - a union.

The protest took place at the Amazon complex at Hounsdown Business Park, Totton.

Unite’s executive officer, Sharon Graham, said: “Amazon is associated with anti-union tactics and poor treatment. It’s time for Amazon’s shareholders to demand action to deliver better rights for Amazon workers.

“Workers and campaigners for social justice are in a battle with Amazon on a global scale to protect workers’ rights.”

“Our union is calling on the company to make a clear commitment and sign up to a declaration of neutrality. The declaration would guarantee workers the freedom to talk with and form a union without fear.”

An Amazon spokesperson said: “We respect our employees’ right to join, form, or not to join a union or other lawful organisation of their own selection, without fear of reprisal, intimidation, or harassment.

“We place enormous value on having daily conversations with each associate and work to make sure direct engagement with our employees is a strong part of our work culture.

“We already offer excellent pay, excellent benefits and excellent opportunities for career growth, all while working in a safe, modern work environment.”