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Topic # 28915 16-Dec-2008 09:35
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Read this article this morning in the Dominion Post about Amazon labour policies with casual workers.

I eventually found it online here:
http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/industry_sectors/retailing/article5337770.ece

Actually, took me a while to find the article online, but fortunately I had the names of the reporters in question.

It doesn't impact me in any way as I don't use Amazon anyhow.

I realise this kind of thing happens elsewhere in the world, however, I thought it an interesting article due to the following:-
1. It's happening in the UK (not some country in the East where labour laws generally favour the employer)
2. Amazon isn't exactly what I'd call a struggling business (read the article)
3. The casual workers aren't specialised (like doctors for example), so any staff shortage is artificial


Just thought it would be interesting food for thought.


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  Reply # 184484 16-Dec-2008 12:11
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I read this article and it looks like a modern version of the 1800s British sweat shops..  I'm surprized that their labor laws allow this sort of treatment




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  Reply # 185394 20-Dec-2008 23:28
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Sigh...all links and references to Amazon on my blog *deleted*




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