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31 Mar 2020

Melissa Heikkilä, Politico (USA)

Amazon workers in France, Italy, Spain & Poland strike over labour conditions during COVID-19 pandemic

‘This Is Crazy:’ Rage Boils Over at Amazon Sites Over Coronavirus Risks, 23 March 2020

In France, Italy, Spain and Poland, workers say they have little choice but to keep working despite the risk of coronavirus infection. Amazon faces a rash of strikes and protests at sites across Europe as warehouse workers lash out over what they say are gruelling labor conditions, minimal protection and the risk of infection after several employees tested positive for coronavirus...“People are afraid,” said Agnieszka Mróz, a packer in Amazon’s warehouse in Poznań in western Poland and an activist at Inicjatywa Pracownicza (the Workers' Initiative), a trade union. “This company is using our health to make a big fortune."