Italy - Amazon drivers fed up with high work load - February 28, 2019

Amazon drivers in the Lombardy region are organising industrial action to protest working conditions. Especially the high work load is a problem for the drivers. The company has seen an increase in market share but the number of workers has not increased accordingly. The drivers say that they now receive twice as much work as a driver would normally handle. Transportation unions Filt Cgil-Fit Cisi-Uil asked Amazon for "a responsible intervention” as workers said many of last years’ new hires were sent home after Christmas. Drivers plan to stop deliveries in Lombardy and demonstrate under the office building of the company headquarters in Milan.

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