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Sturgeon urged to cancel Amazon contracts over treatment of workers

NICOLA STURGEON was called on today to cancel contracts with multinational corporation Amazon because of its treatment of workers.

Labour MSP Katy Clark has written to the Scottish First Minister over Amazon’s refusal to meet unions and negotiate an agreement with workers.

The company has instead imposed a 35p per hour pay rise.

Scottish government contracts with Amazon include a £15 million deal with Amazon Web Services.

Ms Clark said: “This is taxpayers’ money going to an exploitative employer, whose pay ‘offer’ is yet another kick in the mouth for workers struggling during the worst cost of living crisis in decades.

“The First Minister has said she wants fair work to be the ‘hallmark of the Scottish economy’ but has repeatedly refused to speak out on Amazon’s Dickensian labour practices.

“The First Minister must intervene and ensure Amazon receives no more public money until these issues are tackled once and for all.”

The Scottish government was invited to comment.


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