Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Online retailing giant Amazon raises wages amid criticism

Online retailing giant Amazon is raising pay for hundreds of thousands of workers in the US and the UK.

Amazon's lowest paid US workers will receive $15 an hour. In the UK, pay will rise from £8.20 an hour in London to £10.50, while outside London the rate rises from £8 an hour to £9.50.

The move comes after criticism of its employment practices, with complaints over its warehouse working conditions.

Amazon has also been attacked by campaigners for how much tax it pays.

The company is one of the biggest companies in the world, worth about $1 trillion.

BBC      News.

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