Welcome to the dark Satanic mills of the 21st century

Original image shot by Crusty Streets

Since the Amazon distribution facility opened in Tilbury at the start of October 2017, hundreds of workers have either quit because the working conditions are so bad or they’ve been sacked for failing to meet onerous productivity targets. That’s quite a staggering turnover of workers, so, what are the reasons for this?

The Thurrock Independent interviewed a former Amazon worker – this is what he had to say:

“You are constantly timed on how much you do, and if you don’t stow 3,000 items a day they basically kick you out the door. A lot of people walked out on the first day it was so bad.”
“The way management speak to you is so condescending, and as soon as you step away from your station they are asking where you’re going and timing how long you’re away.”
“They basically just want to have…

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