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Coronavirus: employees new york attack Amazon

Three employees of a warehouse of Amazon in New York have sued the us giant for not having taken the necessary measures to protect its employees of the new coronavirus, in imposing rates that are too high.

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An employee of this distribution platform, gigantic located on the island of Staten Island, one of the five great New York neighborhoods, died of the Covid-19 the beginning of may, but his close relatives are not a party to these proceedings. The group had claimed at the time that this employee had not been in contact with another employee tested positive, which means that he would have contracted the virus outside of the site.

According to the writ, filed Wednesday in federal court in Brooklyn on behalf of the three employees and some of their relatives, an employee claims to have contracted the Covid-19 at the center itself. It is feared to have contaminated a part of his family, including his cousin, who lived with her and died in her home of the Covid-19. According to the employees, Amazon has allowed employees who had been in contact with people positive to the virus to return to work on the site.

questioning the pace of work

Still according to the document, the business of online trade has still not paid the compensation provided to employees in quarantine, which aimed to compensate for their loss of salary. The employees complain that also Amazon its management of sickness absence, which encourages, according to them, the employees not to be put off for fear they will not be paid for or be returned. The three employees also put into question the pace of work within the warehouse and the management is very strict and breaks, which "discourages employees from leaving their workstations to go wash their hands or clean their work station".

The subpoena does not claim other damages the payment of a portion of the compensation provided in the event of a quarantine, is not perceived by one of the employees. It requires primarily the application by Amazon of necessary measures to prevent the spread of the virus in the warehouse.

Asked by AFP, Amazon has not responded in the immediate future.

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The State of New York was represented half of the cases of contamination of the country, it will be hard to prove that it is in the warehouse and not outside that they have been contaminated.

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