Amazon sets out its case in the face of ‘living wage’ pressure

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Online retailer Amazon has come under fire again for the way it treats employees – and this time campaigners want the firm to adopt a ‘living wage’ for workers.

Protesters gathered outside the global firm’s London head office on Friday to make their views known.

File photo dated 28/11/13 of a worker taping a parcel in the Amazon fulfillment centre in Peterborough Cambridgeshire. Online retailers are expecting their busiest day of the year as pre-Christmas shoppers take part in Cyber Monday.  PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday December 2, 2013. See PA story CONSUMER Cyber. Photo credit should read: Chris Radburn/PA Wire ENGEMN00120131223080116

File photo dated 28/11/13 of a worker taping a parcel in the Amazon fulfillment centre in Peterborough Cambridgeshire. Online retailers are expecting their busiest day of the year as pre-Christmas shoppers take part in Cyber Monday. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday December 2, 2013. See PA story CONSUMER Cyber. Photo credit should read: Chris Radburn/PA Wire ENGEMN00120131223080116

The call for a ‘living wage’ – higher than the minimum wage and calculated according to the basic cost of living in the UK – comes as Dacorum Borough Council announced it is adopting the voluntary standard.

 

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