Underfire Amazon to pay staff more
ONLINE retailing giant Amazon is raising pay for hundreds of thousands of workers in the U.S. and the UK.
Its lowest paid U.S. workers will receive $15 an hour. In the UK, pay will rise from £8.20 an hour in London to £10.50, while outside London the rate rises from £8 an hour to £9.50.
The move comes after its employment practices were slammed, with complaints over its warehouse working conditions.
Amazon has also been attacked by campaigners for how much tax it pays.