TUC: Amazon must improve working conditions, not just pay.

3 Oct 2018 12:51 PM

TUC calls for company to recognise unions and end ‘exploitative working conditions’

Commenting on yesterday’s (Tuesday) minimum wage announcement by Amazon, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:

“Amazon is a trillion-dollar company. It can easily afford to pay staff higher wages.

“If Amazon is really serious about looking after its workforce it must recognise trade unions. And it must end the exploitative working practices that have seen hundreds of ambulances called to its UK warehouses.

“All workers deserve decent conditions at work – not surveillance, inhuman targets and the threat of a disciplinary if they to go to the toilet.

“Today’s announcement is the result of campaigning by the GMB and unions around the world. It’s only a start and shouldn’t be spun as a huge act of generosity.”

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