Apr 19, 2020

Coronavirus: Amazon extends closure of French warehouses

Amazon will keep its six warehouses in France closed until at least Wednesday as a row about sanitary conditions continues. Last week a French court ordered Amazon to restrict deliveries to non-essential items while checks were carried out. Amazon workers have raised concerns about their health and working conditions in Europe as well as the US, claiming it is almost impossible to practice social distancing. It followed legal action by French union group Solidaires Unitaires Démocratiques that claimed more than 100 Amazon employees were forced to work in close proximity to each other. In March Amazon fired a worker in New York City, US who organised a protest over working conditions in warehouses.

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