Amazon could have 999 on speed dial given how often ambulances are called to medical emergencies at the US giant’s warehouses in Britain.
Nearly 1,000 have been dispatched since 2018, at a rate of up to five a week, again raising questions about working conditions in 24 fulfilment centres around the country.
The company’s TV ads showing happy workers conflict with those statistics and repeated complaints from employees about the demands put on them by the organisation.
The welfare of employees must come first. Yet it is also worth noting that Amazon, expected to enjoy £2billion sales on Black Friday which will undoubtedly intensify pressure on staff, is criticised for paying little tax – and we taxpayers fund the ambulances and NHS services patching up the workforce.
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If part of the reason so many are falling ill on site is that they go to work unwell, due to no sick pay being awarded for the first three days, then Amazon could fix that immediately.
But it needs to take a long, hard look at itself or its reputation will deservedly suffer too.
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