Amazon stated that its newest work from coverage applies to its white-collar workforce and never the warehouse employees who’ve been working by means of the Covid-19 disaster.
Final Up to date: July 16, 2020, 11:52 AM IST
Amazon has introduced that it’ll enable workers to make money working from home till January 8, 2021, becoming a member of a number of main tech giants equivalent to Fb, Google, and Apple which have already introduced make money working from home insurance policies by means of the top of this yr. Whereas the corporate’s company places of work will proceed to stay open, an Amazon spokesperson stated that “workers who work in a job that may successfully be performed from residence are welcome to take action.”
Amazon added that it invested “important funds and sources” to maintain those that select to come back to the workplace secure by means of bodily distancing, deep studying, temperature checks, and by offering face coverings and hand sanitizer. Amazon’s newest choice comes after the corporate stated in Might that workers who may do their jobs remotely are permitted to take action till at the least October 2.
Nevertheless, the corporate reiterated that the work from coverage applies to its white-collar workforce and never the warehouse employees, amongst different hourly and contract employees, who’ve been working by means of the Covid-19 pandemic. Curiously, Amazon has come below hearth a lot of instances for its insufficient dealing with of public well being and security situations in its warehouses, after a lot of warehouse employees died from Covid-19. Final month, a couple of Amazon workers additionally filed a lawsuit alleging that the corporate put them and their households vulnerable to Covid-19 an infection. Since then, Amazon improved its public well being and employee security protections by extending hourly worker pay will increase, amongst different measures.