Amazon strongly disputes claims made by Panorama
Amazon has strongly refuted the recent allegations made against the company by the BBC. The television station recently claimed in an episode of its Panorama programme that it is exploiting its workers. Panorama deployed an undercover reporter to work as a picker at Amazon’s Swansea warehouse and concluded that the working conditions there could cause mental and physical harm to workers. The episode of the programme which aired on Monday night has forced the company to release a strongly worded public statement denying any wrong doing.
In the statement the company said “The safety of our associates is our number one priority, and we adhere to all regulations and employment law. We provide competitive wages and stock grants which over the past five years have added an average of 12 per cent to base pay annually. This means that, on average, an Amazon associate with two years’ service will be earning £8.98 per hour for a day shift or £10.78 per hour for a night shift. Additionally, we provide a raft of benefits.”