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Contractors for Amazon’s Ring division say they’re still scared to go to work six months after first complaining of poor working conditions, per a Thursday NBC News.

In April, workers at a Philippines call center said they were working under “subhuman” conditions, with no room for social distancing and limited sanitation. Photos of employees sleeping on the floor of the center in close proximity to each other were circulated online as workers said they felt pressured to stay near the office to make it to their shifts on time, as the Financial Times reported. Teleperformance, the contractor who employs the workers at the call center, said it would address their complaints.

But according to workers who spoke to NBC News, working conditions have only gotten worse as the coronavirus disease continues to spread across the globe. Teleperformance stopped letting employees sleep on the floor of the call center, according to the report, but the contractors says it didn’t offer an alternative.

In an emailed statement, an Amazon spokesperson told Business Insider that “nothing is more important than the health and safety of our teams including contractors. Ring does not tolerate violations of our vendor Code of Conduct, and we …read more


Source:: Businessinsider – Tech

      

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