Oct 7, 2020

Union-tracking software proposed by Amazon

Amazon has responded to a leaked memo about plans to track union activity among workers by saying it is happy for its staff to join labour organisations. "In a statement to the BBC, Amazon said:"We respect our employees' right to join, form or not to join a labour union or other lawful organisation of their own selection, without fear of retaliation, intimidation or harassment. "Across Amazon, including in our fulfilment centres, we place enormous value on having daily conversations with each associate and work make sure direct engagement with our employees is a strong part of our work culture." Amazon workers are increasingly unhappy about a range of issues, including how the firm has handled the Covid-19 crisis and working conditions more generally. Amazon recently announced that 19,816 of its frontline workers in the US had contracted Covid-19 since March.

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