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Amazon drops $2 coronavirus pay rise for warehouse workers as CEO Jeff Bezos' fortune nears $150 billion

Credit: Business Insider- Published on June 3, 2020
· This week Amazon warehouse workers lost a $2 pay bump brought in to reward them for coming in during the coronavirus pandemic.
· Amazon has now phased out two major policies brought in to protect workers, the other being that they could take unlimited amounts of unpaid time off without being penalized.
· The apparent...
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Published on June 3, 2020 -  00:38
Amazon Ditches $2-An-Hour Raise For Essential Workers
During the height of the coronavirus pandemic Amazon gave warehouse workers a $2-an-hour pay raise. This week, those workers lost that $2 hourly pay raise. Amazon has also phased out unlimited amounts of unpaid time off without being penalized. The apparent return to normality is at odds with the experiences of warehouse workers. The workers told Business Insider they still felt in danger coming to work. Amazon said it had paid out approximately $800 million extra to its staff since the beginning of the pandemic. CEO Jeff Bezos maintains his position as the world's richest person. His fortune nearing $150 billion.

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