More than 400 Amazon workers have been infected with COVID-19 at Canadian facilities, where working conditions are described as ‘hell’
- More than 400 Amazon workers in Canada reportedly have tested positive for COVID-19, and some are blaming workplace conditions.
- The cases occured at four facilities near Ontario. “The working conditions are hell,” an employee who left prior to the pandemic told The National Post.
- “There is no social distancing, there is no sanitation,” an unnamed employee told The Post.
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More than 400 Amazon workers in Canada reportedly have tested positive for coronavirus, with some blaming workplace conditions.
“The working conditions are hell,” a former Amazon worker told The National Post.
The spread occured at four facilities near Ontario, according to the Post, which quotes former and current employees at the facilities.
Amazon didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
The company has previously said new hires are being trained to follow strict health and safety rules. It said it invested more than $800 million in new pandemic safety measures in the first six months of 2020, according to an October press release.
“Our top priority is ensuring the health and safety of our employees, and we expect to invest approximately $10 billion in 2020 on COVID-related initiatives to keep employees …continued .
[Source: Business Insider]