Labour Research January 2020

Health & Safety Matters

Action at Amazon

The GMB general union staged Black Friday (29 November) and Cyber Monday (2 December) protests outside Amazon warehouses across the country in protest at the “appalling” treatment of the online retail giant’s fulfilment centre workers. 

GMB investigations have revealed more than 600 ambulance call-outs to Amazon warehouses over a three-year period, and more than 600 serious incidents reported to the Health and Safety Executive, including fractures, head injuries, contusions and collisions with heavy equipment.