Amazon: Union warning of Prime Day COVID-19 outbreak is ‘scaremongering’

  • 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

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Australian transport union accuses Amazon Flex of underpaying drivers

Transport Workers Union (TWU) has hit out at Amazon, accusing the global e-commerce giant of underpaying Amazon Flex drivers.

Amazon Flex was launched in Australia at the start of the year. At the time, Amazon Australia boasted it would give individuals the chance to earn money while delivering Amazon packages to customers.

Much like Uber, individuals are required to use their own vehicles, and at a minimum, are required to have personal car insurance and compulsory third-party personal injury.

When these compulsory insurance requirements are met, Amazon also provides delivery partners with Amazon Insurance Coverage at no additional cost, which includes auto liability coverage, third-party property damage, and contingent comprehensive coverage. But the coverage is only applicable when individuals are using Amazon Flex to deliver packages or return undelivered packages back to a designated location.

While it is unclear how much individual contractors earn or whether Amazon will take a

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Suspecting politics at play, ex-FOP leader gets 3-year suspension from Chicago police union for use of camera in rival’s office

Kevin Graham, the former president of the Chicago Police Department’s largest union, was suspended from the organization for 3 years on Wednesday for leaving behind a tiny camera that continued to record in his old office while it was occupied by his successor, and not telling him about it, officials said.



a man wearing a suit and tie: Kevin Graham President of the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police, expressess his satisfaction at the guilty verdict for Shomari Legghette, the man that killed Chicago police Cmdr. Paul Bauer, after the verdict in the lobby of the George Leighton Criminal Courthouse, Friday, March 13, 2020. Abel Uribe/Chicago Tribune


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Kevin Graham President of the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police, expressess his satisfaction at the guilty verdict for Shomari Legghette, the man that killed Chicago police Cmdr. Paul Bauer, after the verdict in the lobby of the George Leighton Criminal Courthouse, Friday, March 13, 2020. Abel Uribe/Chicago Tribune

Graham, however, has denied any wrongdoing and plans to appeal the decision.

In an interview with the Tribune Wednesday evening, Graham indicated the decision by the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police was flawed since it was handed down by union officials aligned with

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‘Inclusion of NAAS, TAAS, and Farmers’ Union recommendations in Pesticides Management Bill 2020 will render it science-based and pro-farmer’ – brand post

The Pesticides Management Bill 2020 (PMB) that was tabled in the Rajya Sabha during budget session is a great opportunity for the Government to include the experts’ recommendations of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) and the Trust for Advancement of Agricultural Sciences (TAAS), which were prepared after comprehensive consultation with all stakeholders, including farming community.

The Pesticide Management Bill, 2020, is a long-overdue law in the making since 2008. It will replace the old Insecticides Act, 1968. Considering advances in the modern pest management sciences and the effects of synthetic pesticides in our food, nutrition, health, wealth, and environment security, the Pesticide Management Bill should bring India’s pesticide sector in line with the latest global norms, with a robust Regulatory System.

Prof R.B. Singh, Former President, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS), said, “The PMB in the present form is not based on scientific facts and does not

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Belarus-Russia Union State PA to discuss implementation of sci-tech programs

MOSCOW, 25 September (BelTA) – The Commission of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union State of Belarus and Russia will hold a video conference on 28 September, BelTA learned from the PA press service.

MPs will take stock made in the progress of the following sci-tech programs of the Belarus-Russia Union State: “Development of complex technologies for the creation of materials, devices and key elements of space facilities and advanced products of other industries” (Technology SG); “Development of a new generation of electronic components for control and safety systems of special and dual-purpose vehicles” (Autoelectronics); “Development of innovative energy-saving technologies and equipment for the production and effective use of safe mixed feeds for valuable species of fish, fur animals and certain types of animals” (Mixed Fodder).

“The Parliamentary Assembly also exercises control over the implementation of priority areas and overriding goals aimed at further development of the Union State for

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