Amazon has introduced it is going to pay over $500 million in one-time bonuses to its front-line workers within the U.S. for working through the vacation season because the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage throughout the nation, Reuters studies.
The corporate wrote in a weblog publish that full-time operations employees will obtain $300 bonuses and part-time employees will get $150 for the time interval from Dec. 1 to Dec. 31.
“Our teams are doing amazing work serving customers’ essential needs, while also helping to bring some much-needed holiday cheer for socially-distanced families around the world,” Dave Clark, SVP of Amazon Worldwide Operations, mentioned within the publish. In June, Amazon spent $500 million on one-time funds to its front-line workers and companions.
Amazon has come underneath hearth over the previous couple of months as U.S. lawmakers and unions imagine the corporate isn’t correctly defending its employees from the virus. Again in April, Amazon workers took half in a large strike to combat for higher security requirements and extra hazard work pay amid the pandemic. Staff from Walmart, Instacart, Complete Meals, Target, and FedEx additionally participated within the protest.
The information comes as Amazon employees plan on staging coordinated Black Friday protests in 15 Nations.