UK: Workers report neglect of staff wellbeing at Amazon warehouse, including pressure on pregnant women to meet targets & staff falling asleep in toilet cubicles

Author: Matthew Young, The Mirror, Published on: 21 October 2019

"Amazon warehouse staff 'treated like slaves with 10-hour shifts and short breaks' ", 20 October 2019

Amazon warehouse staff are so exhausted by working flat out to hit strict targets that they fall asleep in the loos, a former worker claims.

Michael Gabay...said he completed “100 days of hell” at the biggest UK depot...

...Workers “walk around like zombies” in 10-hour shifts with limited breaks under pressure to work faster, Mr Gabay claimed...at the...depot in Tilbury, Essex...

 ...Some workers who fell ill were allegedly refused ambulances and sent to a first aid station instead...

...One woman claims that while six months pregnant she was told off for not hitting packing targets...and was reported by a manager for being away from her work station....

 ...Amazon said: “We do not recognise these allegations as an accurate portrayal of activities in our building. Tilbury fulfilment centre is a safe and positive workplace...We will always call an ambulance if one is required. Our team of on-site first-aiders follow NHS guidance when an ambulance should be called.”...

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Related companies: Amazon.com