Amazon workers are left homeless and can not work

The Amazonian workers (in the image) are left homeless and can not work, according to a striking investigation of working conditions

Amazon workers are left without income or support, which leaves some employees homeless and without work, revealed a shocking new research on the working conditions of the compliance centers of the multinational.

There have been numerous cases of Amazonian workers who suffered devastating accidents at work and who were left without an income or with some form of financial support from the company, according to a thorough investigation by The Guardian.

This is the latest in a series of reports on practices in Amazon stores.

In April, a survey revealed that of 100 workers at the compliance center, more than half were suffering from depression and eight said it was considered suicide.

Amazon's compliance centers were rated as one of the most dangerous places to work in the United States by the National Occupational Safety and Health Council in its latest report, also published in April 2018.

The latest revelations come weeks after it was revealed that Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is now worth more than $ 150 billion (£ 113 billion), making him the richest person in history.

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The Amazonian workers (in the image) are left homeless and can not work, according to a striking investigation of working conditions

The Amazonian workers (in the image) are left homeless and can not work, according to a striking investigation of working conditions

According to a characteristic of Michael Sainato, there have been numerous cases of mistreated Amazonian workers after suffering an avoidable injury at work.

Back in April, Amazon-owned warehouses were included in the so-called "dirty dozen" list of the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health of the most dangerous places to work in the United States.

Amazon's relentless approach to meeting a high demand for orders has resulted in unsafe conditions for its employees, according to the investigation.

An employee named Vickie Shannon Allen, 49, began working at a compliance warehouse in Texas in May 2017.

According to the investigation, he began to notice that managers asked him questions about time, such as bathroom breaks and productivity.

& # 39; What they do is codify their time, and they are allowed to change it at will. For me, that's how they get rid of people, "said Ms. Allen.

Last October, Allen hurt his back while counting goods at a workstation that was not equipped with a brush guard: a safety equipment designed to prevent products from falling to the ground.

The company's medical triage area gave her a thermal back pad and the administration sent her home every day without payment.

"I tried to work again, but I could not stretch my right arm and I'm right-handed," he explained.

Ms. Allen was unpaid for three weeks, but she still had to drive 60 miles in each direction to get to the warehouse at the beginning of the workday and be able to be sent home.

Finally, he managed to obtain workers' compensation, only to return to work in January 2018 and to be injured in the same work station, which had not yet been solved.

The company did not comply with the missing brush protection until June 2018.

The management offered him a week of paid vacations and tried to offer him $ 3,500 (£ 2,670) to sign a confidentiality agreement that does not prevent him from saying anything negative about the company, which is based in Seattle.

Ms. Allen refused to sign and currently lives in the parking lot of the Amazon distribution center. She told The Guardian that sometimes she goes days without eating.

She is one of a series of workers who ran out of the right level of care after an accident in the workplace at Amazon.

"We do not recognize these allegations as an accurate representation of the work at Amazon," an Amazon spokesperson told MailOnline.

"We are proud of our safety record and thousands of Amazonians work hard every day to innovate and improve even more.

& # 39; Amazon has created more than 130,000 jobs in the last year and now employs more than 560,000 people worldwide. Ensuring the safety of these associates is our number one priority. "

Earlier this year, a survey revealed that some Amazon staff members feel suicidal since joining the company. The survey was conducted by Organize, which campaigns for employment unions.

James Bloodworth, who worked ten-hour shifts at a warehouse in Rugeley, Staffordshire, claimed that the staff was urinating in bottles because they were afraid of getting in trouble for going to the bathroom.

Rugeley's warehouse measures 700,000 square feet and some of the 1,200 workers face ten minutes of walking from a quarter of a mile to two bathrooms on the ground floor of the four-story building.

He said: "For those of us who work on the top floor, the closest toilets were on four flights of stairs."

Mr. Bloodworth, who worked as a product selector for the firm, walked ten miles a day at work to find a book on Britain with low wages.

He revealed that supervisors constantly monitored workers for lost time and claimed that rigor was what caused the "toilet bottle" system.

A former worker who had his base in the warehouse in Rugeley, Staffordshire, (shown) said that the staff urinated on plastic bottles because they feared being punished for going to the bathrooms

A former worker who had his base in the warehouse in Rugeley, Staffordshire, (shown) said that the staff urinated on plastic bottles because they feared being punished for going to the bathrooms

A former worker who had his base in the warehouse in Rugeley, Staffordshire, (shown) said that the staff urinated on plastic bottles because they feared being punished for going to the bathrooms

WHY HAS AMAZONIA CRITICIZED FOR ITS TREATMENT OF EMPLOYEES?

Amazon has been accused of dehumanizing & # 39; to your staff to deliver products to customers.

Workers in the Internet shopping giant's distribution centers face disciplinary action if they lose a stinging race against the clock to track items ordered by online shoppers.

The staff paints a picture of a stressful environment governed by the whistles of handheld devices, dubbed "the gun," which tells them what items to collect.

It is said that bosses push staff to the point of "practically burning", while regular layoffs to keep workers on alert were described by a human resources manager as "Darwinism with purpose".

According to an exhibition last year, the best workers in the company are known as "Amabots" because they are so "on par with the system" that they are almost cyborgs.

In November, shocking claims were made about the retailer's newest online store, which the company refers to as an "order fulfillment center" in Tilbury, Essex.

The packaging plant is the largest in Europe, the size of 11 football fields, and must send 1.2 million items this year.

In November, shocking claims were made about the retailer's newest online store, which the company refers to as an "order fulfillment center" in Tilbury, Essex.

In November, shocking claims were made about the retailer's newest online store, which the company refers to as an "order fulfillment center" in Tilbury, Essex.

In November, shocking claims were made about the retailer's newest online store, which the company refers to as an "order fulfillment center" in Tilbury, Essex.

The investigation, conducted by an undercover reporter of the Sunday Mirror who spent five weeks there, suggested that workers suffer mentally and physically while trying to meet demand.

He said that some of his colleagues were so tired of working 55 hours a week that they would sleep standing up.

"Those who could not keep up with the punitive targets faced looting, and some who doubled under the strain had to be taken care of by the ambulance teams," he added.

The following month, it emerged that Amazon delivery drivers were asked to release up to 200 packages a day, receive a salary below the minimum wage and urinate in bottles because there was no time to take a break.

The legal firm Leigh Day, which led a case against the taxi giant Uber, represents seven drivers who say that the agencies used by Amazon are mistreating them.

Although Amazon does not use the drivers directly, the controllers, who are hired through agencies, work through an Amazon application and follow the delivery routes made by the company.

But drivers who deliver up to 200 packages a day say that traffic jams, weather and speed limits make it almost impossible to deliver all parcels in a timely manner.

An Amazon spokesperson said: Amazon offers a safe and positive workplace. The safety and well-being of our permanent and temporary associates is our number one priority. "

Mr. Bloodworth said: "People just peed in bottles because they lived in fear of being punished for 'downtime' and losing their jobs just because they needed the bathroom."

He said the warehouse in Rugeley is like a prison with airport-style security scanners, where the workers are checked and given a pat in case they steal.

"Amazon's security guards were endowed with a lot of power, which included the right to search your car if they suspected you were stealing something."

Sweatshirts and sunglasses were banned along with cell phones as a safety measure, he said.

The personnel anonymously surveyed by Organize also complained of being punished for being sick.

"I had an episode of epilepsy at work and they took me to the hospital, and the next day someone called me and asked me why I was not working," a worker told the Sunday Mirror.

Nearly three-quarters of respondents said they were so afraid of losing productivity targets that they would be deprived of water so they would not need the toilet.

Amazon denies allegations of stress from workers in their warehouses, saying they are not convinced that the & # 39; personnel surveyed & # 39; It really worked for them.

A spokesperson for the company said: "We have not been given confirmation that the people who completed the survey worked on Amazon."

"We do not recognize these accusations as an accurate representation of the activities in our buildings.

"We focused on ensuring that we provide an excellent environment for all our employees, and last month, Amazon was named by LinkedIn as the 7th most wanted place to work in the United Kingdom and ranked first in the US.

Amazon also offers public visits to its fulfillment centers so customers can see first hand what happens after clicking on & # 39; buy & # 39; on Amazon.

& # 39; Amazon ensures that all its associates have easy access to the sanitary facilities that are a short walk from where they are working & # 39 ;.

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