21st Century company’s attitude to worker safety is no different to Victorian mill owner says GMB Union.
GMB, the union for Amazon workers, has said the company is in denial about its appalling safety record as a new report shows accidents increase in warehouses with robots.
The Centre for Investigative Reporting said serious injuries are 50% higher for fulfilment centres that have robots than those without.
A GMB investigation earlier this year revealed hundreds of Amazon workers had suffered serious injury or narrowly avoided an accident.
Mick Rix, GMB National Officer, said:
“GMB has consistently called on Amazon to sit down with us and have a meaningful discussion about improving their appalling health and safety record.
“Unfortunately, they seem content to have workers breaking bones and suffering injuries that lead to hundreds of ambulance call outs to their warehouses.,
“Amazon appears to be in constant denial about what goes in the fulfilment centres, spending millions of pounds on fluffy TV adverts and robot workers rather than addressing the real problem
“This 21st Century company’s attitude to worker safety is no different to a Victorian mill owner.”