Apr 14, 2020

Coronavirus: Amazon ordered to only deliver essential items in France

Amazon has been ordered to limit its deliveries in France to essential goods only, amid claims it is failing to protect its workers from coronavirus. The court said Amazon had "Failed to recognise its obligations regarding the security and health of its workers". Last month, the country's finance minister Bruno Le Maire said that Amazon was putting "Unacceptable" pressure on its workers by refusing to pay them if they didn't go into work. Earlier in March, several hundred Amazon workers held a walk-out in protest against the company. Julien Vincent, a union representative, also told Reuters that he estimated around 30% to 40% of the company's employees in France had stopped going into work - either out of fear of catching the coronavirus or because they were unable to arrange or afford childcare after schools were closed.

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