Amazon bosses ‘hand out 7p chocolates to workers to make up for 55-hour weeks’

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Bosses at an Amazon warehouse are said to have handed out 7p chocolates to staff after claims that workers are pushed to the brink by brutal 55-hour weeks.

The report claimed that workers are being taken away in ambulances after shifts where they are expected to process 300 items an hour, with screens telling them when they fall down.

A former worker said that the firm – with a yearly revenue of £100 billion – responded by handing out Celebrations chocolates at the Tilbury warehouse, which is reportedly the size of 11 football pitches, and which will ship 1.2 million items this year.

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