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UK: Amazon's transparency campaign accused of being a "stunt", following report highlighting high ambulance call-out rate at warehouse

Author: Iain Lynn, Lancashire Post, Published on: 31 October 2019

"Amazon accused of 'wasting millions' on major transparency campaign", 28 October 2019

...[Amazon] has launched a series of TV, print and online promotional pushes inviting customers to "take a look" at the company's operations following...negative coverage over warehouse conditions.

But the GMB union called the move a stunt and demanded the company use its resources on staff to "stay safe and healthy at the end of their shift".

It comes after recent reports found that an ambulance was called out to a UK Amazon warehouse once every two days last year, with staff reportedly breaking bones, collapsing and suffering serious falls...

...Amazon said the company offers visitors a view of a "safe and modern environment" on its tours..."We're proud to show the faces and stories of the employees who fulfil customer orders in homes across the UK"...

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Related companies: Amazon.com