Amazon defends virus safety efforts amid fresh protests

San Francisco (AFP) – Amazon on Monday defended its coronavirus safety efforts as it faced renewed protests from warehouse workers, which have drawn support from some of the US giant’s technology employees.Warehouse protest organizers, which include activist groups in several parts of the United States, said more than 50 employees walked out of an Amazon warehouse in Minnesota on Sunday and 2,000 signed a petition demanding that Amazon extend its paid leave policy set to be curtailed on April 30.The latest actions stemmed from a recent decision by Amazon not to extend uncapped unpaid time off …

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