It is a shock for many Amazon employees: a group employee, who worked in the Brétigny-sur-Orge warehouse, was placed in intensive care, according to information from CGT Amazon Logistique, confirmed by Amazon France .
“We are currently supporting a colleague from the Brétigny-sur-Orge site who is supported by medical experts, commented on Amazon. Our thoughts are with this person to whom we wish above all good recovery ” Four people tested positive on the same site, the group said.
Since the start of the containment measures, Amazon has reduced the airfoil by ceasing to deliver “non-essential” orders. But the company is still facing a growing revolt from certain employees, who have asked to exercise their right of withdrawal, and from trade union organizations. The CGT Amazon of Douai thus filed a complaint, finding that the Lauwin-Planque site in the North did not guarantee the safety of employees. The absenteeism rate has increased sharply since the start of the crisis: it would be 50% according to the unions, and 20% according to management. The company had to recruit temporary workers to meet the growing demand during this period.
Several members of the government have stepped up to remind the responsibilities of Amazon: the Minister of Economy Bruno Le Maire denounced the “unacceptable pressuresThat the employees could suffer. However, Bruno Le Maire does not want the warehouses to be shut down: “i’Invites all employees whose companies are still open, whose activities are essential for the proper functioning of the country, to go to their workplace Insisted the minister.
The Minister of Labor Muriel Pénicaud recalled that it was the responsibility of the employer to ensure the safety of its employees. “I called the general manager of Amazon, where the unions had reported numerous breaches of health prevention rulesSaid the Minister of Labor. “They changed part (of the rules) but that is not enough, they are not yet at the end and so we do not give up until it is the right measures to protect employees” Amazon, for its part, implements all the measures necessary to ensure the safety of its employees.