Amazon drivers forced to deliver 200 parcels a day with no time for toilet breaks while earning less than minimum wage

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Mirror undercover operation exposes abysmal working conditions of Amazon delivery drivers.

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Staff have so little time for food or toilet stops they snatch hurried meals on the run and urinate into plastic bottles they keep in their vans

MIRROR

Drivers are being asked to deliver up to 200 parcels a day for Amazon while earning less than the minimum wage, a Sunday Mirror investigation reveals today.

I hopped in a white van to spend a day with one driver and experience first-hand the intolerable pressures they face from “impossible” schedules.

Many routinely exceed the legal maximum shift of 11 hours and finish their days dead on their feet.

Yet they have so little time for food or toilet stops they snatch hurried meals on the run and urinate into plastic bottles they keep in their vans.

They say they often break speed limits to meet targets that take no account of delays such as ice, traffic jams or road closures.

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5 thoughts on “Amazon drivers forced to deliver 200 parcels a day with no time for toilet breaks while earning less than minimum wage

  1. Thanks for bringing this to light. It’s amazing how somebody who earns millions every day can be bkind to the demands put on employees. And thanks for following my blog, and welcome to Gidzone,

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    • Thanks for commenting, Judith. I think it’s a total abomination that Jeff Bezos has become the richest man in the world thanks to the ruthless exploitation of his drivers and warehouse workers. Has he no shame?

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  3. So bad, labour/work is alienated from the production, profit is designed for the invisible hands, and the government is designed for the protection of wealth and luxury of capitalist. Indeed, not the Amazons, but the government letting amazon to exploit poor labour. Amazon and so on are doing so as per the law created by the ‘democratic’ parliament. I think! For example, CEOs are allowed to create discriminatory pay rate, six digit salary for them and minimum wage for a machine operator. Who allow CEOs to do so? Law. Who passed such law? Parliamentarians. Old democracy must be changed in line with the spirit of changing world 🌍

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  4. You make some excellent points, Jesi. To be honest I don’t believe true democracy is possible under a capitalist economic system. I think capitalism has outlived its usefulness. Worse still, it’s destroying the planet. It’s time to try some other method of organizing production.

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