May 31, 2023

Amazon staff protest climate record and office return

Nearly 2,000 US staff at Amazon are planning to take part in a one-hour walkout in protest over the internet giant's climate record and its push to bring office staff back to offices. The action is being organised by staff advocacy groups, including Amazon Employees for Climate Justice. About 900 people have committed to participate in the protest at the company's headquarters in Seattle, while others will take part remotely, Amazon Employees for Climate Justice and Amazon's Remote Advocacy group said. The protest comes as Amazon has been on a cost-cutting drive, responding in part to economic uncertainty that has slowed sales in many parts of the company, including e-commerce and its cloud-computing division. It has announced 27,000 layoffs since January and reduced investments in many areas, including pausing construction in a high-profile corporate campus near Washington, DC. The company has ordered office staff to work in the office at least three times per week, starting in May, saying it would improve the firm's communication and culture.

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