Amazon workers in Italy go on strike
23 March 2021 | 12:55 pm
The coronavirus has fueled sky-high company profits but Amazon workers say they are being pushed to the limit. The first strike of its kind in Italy includes suppliers and delivery drivers.
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Labourers on World Cup projects being given more protection, needs to extend to all workers says human rights group.
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This comes after the Brazilian government committed to end illegal deforestation at the UN climate summit in Glasgow.
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Indian police claim two marijuana smugglers were using Amazon's website to order and move their product. Investigators accused the retail giant of "not cooperating" with the authorities.
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Italy's antitrust authority has fined U.S. tech giants Amazon and Apple a total of more than 200 million euros ($225 million) for alleged anti-competitive cooperation in the sale of Apple and Beats products.
Millions of domestic workers in Africa continue to work under sometimes appalling conditions with very little pay. Trade unionists are now calling to integrate them into the formal sector.
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It was Europe's first coronavirus hot spot. Now, Italy already has one of the strictest anti-infection regimes in the world. And with case numbers rising again, the country is barring unvaccinated citizens from much of public life.
The CEO of mortgage company Better.com has apologised for firing 900 of his employees on a Zoom call. The video of Vishal Garg announcing the layoffs went viral online, and he has now published a statement admitting he "blundered" through the move, and that the manner of his announcement "made a difficult situation worse." Also today, Turkey's president appeals for patience over his economic policies, as Turks face spiralling inflation and a plunge in the value of the lira.
French armed forces have said they killed a senior "Islamic State" member believed to have been involved in a 2020 attack that left six French aid workers dead.
Italian ex-interior minister Matteo Salvini has gone on trial in Sicily, accused of preventing a migrant boat from docking in August 2019. The right-wing politician denies kidnap and dereliction of duty charges. Prosecution witnesses include Hollywood actor Richard Gere, who was on board.
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