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Amazon workers in NY strike over lack of protective gear

Mar 31, 2020 12:07 IST

Warehouse workers of Instacart and Amazon in New York walked off their jobs on Monday demanding greater safeguards against the coronavirus, even as both companies are hiring hundreds of thousands of new workers to handle a surge in delivery orders. Though the strike had little impact on consumers, the pressure is building on delivery giants to address mounting discontent among low-wage workers who are on the front lines of the pandemic, serving the needs of those who can keep safe working from home. US senators have also written to Amazon boss Jeff Bezos to express concerns. Amazon said it had adjusted its practices, including increasing cleaning of its facilities and introducing staggered shift and break times.

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