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Court limits Amazon France to delivery of essential items

In France, Amazon has closed six of its warehouses after a court ruling stopped the delivery of nonessential items, reports the Bookseller.

The court in Nanterre found that Amazon had ‘failed to recognise its obligations regarding the security and health of its workers’, and limited its deliverable items to groceries, medicine and hygiene products.

The union Solidaires Unitaires Démocratiques took the company to court, claiming that workers were being forced to work in close proximity to each other.

A spokesperson for Amazon UK told The Bookseller that increased cleaning and social distancing are in operation at all their facilities. According to the spokesperson, the online retailer is ‘prioritising the intake and dispatch of items most needed by our customers right now [including] food, health and personal care products, books and items needed to work from home’.


Category: International news