Sam Tobin - 7 September 2018
WORKERS protested outside an Amazon warehouse today at “truly shocking” conditions, including unrelenting pressure to hit targets that caused one woman to suffer a miscarriage.
Ambulances were called out more than 100 times in the last three years at the online retail giant’s site in Rugeley, Staffordshire, which the GMB union says is “one of the most dangerous places to work in Britain.”
The union has uncovered appalling cases of abuse, such as a heavily pregnant woman being forced to stand for 10 hours a day picking orders.
When she asked to change duties, her manager told her: “It’s not what you want, it is what we decide.”... See more
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