- Amazon’s Prime Day shopping event got underway Tuesday.
- A workers’ union is worried Prime Day could worsen the spread of COVID-19 in the company’s Coventry, UK warehouse, which currently has up to 3,000 workers in it.
- Eight workers have tested positive for the virus in the warehouse over the past two weeks, and other workers are waiting to hear results on tests, the GMB Union said.
- “Amazon’s recklessness could turn Prime Day into a hive of infection,” Amanda Gearing, a GMB organizer told Business Insider.
- Amazon said the union’s statement was “scaremongering and irresponsible.”
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A workers’ union is worried that Amazon’s Prime Day shopping event could cause a COVID-19 outbreak in one of the e-commerce giant’s UK warehouses.
GMB Union said in a press statement that at least eight workers at Amazon’s warehouse in Coventry, England had tested positive for the virus over