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UK: Labour demands Prime Minister terminate government contracts with Amazon following findings on warehouse health & safety

Author: Matthew Young, The Mirror, Published on: 23 October 2019

"PM urged to act over ‘modern slavery’ in Amazon warehouses uncovered by Mirror", 22 October 2019

Labour is demanding Boris Johnson takes action against Amazon after a Mirror probe into working conditions at the firm’s biggest UK warehouse.

Deputy leader Tom Watson has written a letter to the PM insisting the Mirror findings should be recognised because Amazon is in receipt of “significant government contracts”. He said no further contracts should be handed to the tech giant until working conditions have improved.

...[The report]...revealed a string of workers’ claims including pregnant women being told off for packing too slowly, exhausted staff sleeping in toilets and a union being clamped down upon by managers at the depot in Tilbury, Essex...

...Amazon has won £500 million of Government contracts since 2015 and one third of government data is said to be stored on Amazon cloud services. The government’s cloud service contracts are said to have grown by more than 50% in the last year...

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Related companies: Amazon.com