Amazon has said it will pay a fine of up to $ 3 an hour for more than 500,000 employees in its US network, based on its performance.
An online retailer on Wednesday said it will provide annual lighting services and will increase payments from $ 0.50 to $ 3 an hour – $ 1bn, according to Darcie Henry, vice president of Amazon.
“This is on top of our current payrolls with factories with at least $ 15 per hour and more than $ 2.5bn we donated last year in additional bonuses and incentives for future teams,” said Henry. in words.
The company said it was currently hiring “tens of thousands” for its main project, having grown during the epidemic, bringing more than 800,000 employees to the U.S. alone, making it the country’s second-largest co-author, behind Walmart.
The pay rise did not affect the company’s employees outside the US, the spokesman said.
Amazon workers in the country are starting at a minimum of $ 15 per hour, more than double the minimum wage. But the work, and the use of carefully monitored measures, has resulted in serious criticism from human rights activists and politicians, especially because of the dangers of coronavirus infection.
In March 2020, at the time of the outbreak, Amazon paid for a period of time from $ 15 to $ 17, but stopped raising it a few months later.
The change comes 13 days after Jeff Bezos, chairman and CEO, in his annual letter to shareholders, admitted that the company needed to repair its relationship with its partners, following the initiation of the agreement at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama.
Workers at the plant wonderfully voted against entering into the agreement earlier this month but the campaign highlighted the work situation. Amazon also said it had pressured its employees during the voting process and a hearing on the commission’s arguments over its results should take place next week.
In his letter, Bezos wrote: “Is your seat reassuring in the aftermath of the recent election in Bessemer? No, it does not. I think we need to work harder for our recruits.
“While the voting results were chosen and our relationship with the workers is strong, it is clear to me that we need a better vision of how we make a profit for the workers – a successful vision.”
Efforts in Alabama have strengthened the partnership’s efforts to other companies in other parts of the country, and a new purpose on the experience of about 50,000 Amazon drivers.