Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Amazon's Compulsory Overtime

Amazon employs 27,000 people in the UK and has 17 warehouses.

Workers at Amazon's UK warehouses are being told to work overtime to tackle huge demand due to the coronavirus pandemic, despite government calls to restrict social contact.
An Amazon spokesperson confirmed that the company had ramped up shifts across the UK.
The GMB union's national officer Mick Rix called the overtime reports "extremely concerning", and accused Amazon of "imposing its demands on workers without any regard for their safety".
Mr Rix said he was concerned that if staff are overworked, stress will make them more susceptible to the Covid-19 virus.

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