As per BBC reports, An American multinational technology company, Staff of Amazon Coventry warehouse in the UK workers have revealed that their toilet breaks were timed.
The workers of the Coventry warehouse recently signed up to join the GMB union. The employees have been on strike for several days in London over wages and severe working conditions. As per the claims of the worker, employees are interrogated by their superiors if their idle time exceeds 30 minutes.
The employees are also asking for a 5% price hike. Additionally, the employees claim they have been underpaid for several months. The staff members are been asked to work like robots.
Earlier, Amazon employees were furious over being forced to work after a co-worker died on the floor. In a warehouse in Colorado Springs, an employee named Rick Jacobs died on the job after experiencing a cardiac arrest.
The employee died just before a shift change. Post this the managers simply cordoned off the area using cardboard cartons. Additionally, the area where Rick Jacobs passed away was closed for several hours.
The employees also said that they were working next to the dead body. An employee from the warehouse had posted an anonymous message on social media criticizing the insensitivity with which Amazon. However, the company has denied the allegations and said they were not true.
Previously, Amazon made a headline post that Amazon is laying off more than 18,000 employees, which is 80% more employees than previously planned.
However, The job cuts that began last year were expected that it will affect nearly about 10,000 people. The reduction is concentrated in the firm’s corporate ranks. This impact nearly 1,000 employees in India.
The company already froze hiring in September 2022. In October, the company stopped hiring for more than 10,000 open roles in its core retail business.