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Amazon workers too scared to use the loo due to sacking fears

Amazon workers too scared to use the loo due to sacking fears

Strictly timed breaks. Warnings if you don’t meet your targets. A fear of using the toilet because of the few seconds of lost productivity it causes.

No, this isn’t a description of unregulated sweat shops in poor countries, nor is it an 18th century mill with a wicked owner. This is the reality of distribution centres in the UK, today, owned by one of the world’s largest companies – Amazon.

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  • John Doe
    John Doe
    Tue, 17 Apr 2018 1:45pm BST
    The agencies that supply the staff are owned by overseas directors who pump alll their profit out of the U.K. is this really a viable business model for U.K. companies how can you turn over millions of pounds and make pennies someone needs to investigate this all the lost taxes and then treat their agency workers so shabbily having to use a bottle for toliet breaks are they being serious , Amazon deny all knowledge they know what they are doing and pretend they don’t maybe too busy spending all their profits
  • John doe
    John doe
    Tue, 17 Apr 2018 1:41pm BST
    It’s the agency workers who are penalised , the full time staff get to do what they want to make the company look good the agency then take the flack and the bad press

  • Boris
    Tue, 17 Apr 2018 1:14pm BST
    These complaints are still being registered and yet nothing is being done? Why? In the case of Sports Direct the government were quick to intervene, where are they now? Are they choosing to turn a blind because of the tax Amazon contributes? Until this is investigated these conditions are going to get worse. Is next day delivery really worth depriving people of their basic human rights?

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