WEB Notes: I do not know what the employment regulations are like in Euro land, but if Amazon is breaking the law the people need to be wise enough to make a stand and report the problem. For such a tough working environment, I see no one else or anything else going on in these photos which makes me think the plant was closed. I am sure the robots will tough it out.
Amazon’s staff are falling asleep on their feet and being taken away in ambulances as they struggle to meet warehouse targets, an investigation has claimed.
Cameras monitor every move as employees try to process up to 300 items an hour, it has been alleged. Screens remind them if they are falling short.
Exhausted staff are said to cover clocks so they are not reminded how long there is to go on their shifts, and have to walk up to a third of a mile to use the toilet.
The claims in a newspaper were made about the online retailer’s newest warehouse – which the company refers to as a ‘fulfilment centre’ – in Tilbury, Essex.
The packing plant is the biggest in Europe, the size of 11 football pitches, and is due to ship 1.2million items this year.