Union blasts Ama­zon over Covid-19 staff

Daily Mirror - - NEWS - BY GRA­HAM HISCOTT Head of Busi­ness

TEN Ama­zon staff at one cen­tre tested pos­i­tive in the past week.

The on­line gi­ant claims none of the work­ers at its ful­fil­ment cen­tre in Coven­try, West Mids, had shown symp­toms of Covid-19 or con­tracted it from each other.

It said it had been de­tected due to the firm’s in­creased test­ing.

But the GMB union claimed Ama­zon was “sac­ri­fic­ing ter­ri­fied work­ers on the al­tar of profit.”

The union said two pos­i­tive tests co­in­cided with the busy an­nual Prime Day dis­count event.

Ama­zon said: “Safety is our top pri­or­ity at Ama­zon and we make sure safety is front of mind on Prime Day, just as it is dur­ing ev­ery day of our busi­ness.”

The firm, which has its own Covid test­ing lab, added: “Since March, we have im­ple­mented an ad­di­tional 150 sig­nif­i­cant process changes in­clud­ing the pro­vi­sion of masks and ad­di­tional clean­ing to en­sure health and safety.”

POS­I­TIVE TESTS Coven­try site

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