So Jeff Bezos has bought the Washington Post. The newspaper that broke the Watergate Scandal which lead to President Richard Nixon’s resignation. Jeff Bezo owns Amazon the internet retailing giant. Amazon employs workers on Zero Hour Contracts at it’s warehouse in Rugeley, Staffordshire. Employees working under the contracts are not guaranteed any income but are still subjected to an employment regime that sees them walking up to 15 miles during a shift, while their toilet breaks are monitored and timed. It is also claimed they can be sacked and re-hired.
A recent TV investigation by Channel 4 News also found that employees are tracked using GPS tags while inside the warehouse.
If staff are found to be in breach any of the company’s rules, such as talking to co-workers or going home early, they can be dismissed under a ‘three strikes and you are out’ rule.