They said: ‘The track and trace process has been used to identify any other team members requiring to self-isolate as a precaution. The outbreaks and employee unrest come at a time when Amazon desperately needs all hands on deck. The warehouse’s loading docks remained busy in late April without social distancing, an Amazon worker wrote on Facebook. They were told that it made no difference and that the company didn’t want to make employees fearful. April 8: eight cases. She tested positive for Covid-19 a few days later. “Any spread related to the plant stopped immediately.”. Pressure mounted when the Cargill meatpacking plant in the same industrial park as Amazon shut its doors, promising to pay its 900 workers for two weeks. There's a problem loading this menu right now. OSHA, which asked employers to investigate themselves during the outbreak, closed the complaint after Amazon provided documentation of its efforts. Mr. Bezos told investors that pay increases, safety measures and testing efforts would cost more than $4 billion this quarter. On April 1, Ms. Kelly, who had worked at the warehouse for nine years, noticed that four hand sanitizer pumps affixed to a pole were empty. The company has been fielding a massive surge … Lifestyle and sustainability blogger Zanna Van Dijk on striking her balance, Eight officers doused in petrol as crowd shouts: ‘Light them up’, Yorkshire Ripper burned mouth so badly on mushy peas he kept vomiting, Two British girls, 15, ‘brutally raped by eight men’ at party on Italian holiday, Brit, 29, thought ‘coronavirus was bull***t’ but is now ‘paying the price’.
For more stories like this, check our news page. Skip to main content Hello, Sign in. Although Jonathan Gribbin, director of public health at the council, confirmed the positive cases today, an unnamed source broke the news to Nottinghamshire Live the day before. In social media posts and interviews, workers argued that the plant should be temporarily closed for deep cleaning. Ms. Kelly said she had seen some safety improvements since returning to work. The petition said social distancing at the facility was nearly impossible. Local lawmakers believe that more than 100 workers have tested positive for the virus, but the exact number is unknown. “The richest company in the world can afford to close for a few days with pay for their people,” the employee wrote. Get in touch with our news team by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Masks were available to those who asked for them, but weren’t required. Apple continues to suspend fees for some apps, including Facebook. Since Ms. Kelly returned to work in late April, she has often worked almost 11-hour shifts — overtime to make up for the time she was out sick beyond the two weeks that Amazon pays workers with Covid-19. Still, toilet paper and jigsaw puzzles almost vanished from the site, and the 100 million American households that are Prime members watched Amazon struggle. Managers told workers to tip and slide heavy items instead of lifting them with another person.