400 politicians worldwide write Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to pay more taxes, increase wages

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More than 4 hundred politicians from 34 nations are mounting stress on the world’s richest man, Jeff Bezos, to increase employees wages and to pay more taxes.

In a letter, the involved world politicians stated the world is aware of that Amazon can afford to pay its employees, its taxes and its environmental prices, however that the corporate has dodged and dismissed its money owed to employees, societies and the planet, in accordance to a report in The Independent.

The politicians famous that Jeff Bezos, 56, has dramatically elevated his wealth particularly throughout the coronavirus pandemic as consumers step up their on-line buy.

They listed 25 “Common Demands” that they need Amazon to implement, which embrace; that Amazon ought to increase employees pay in all warehouses, pay more taxes, and commit to zero emissions by 2030. They declare that Amazon’s carbon footprint is “greater than two-thirds of the world’s countries”

“Through global tax dodging, you damage the public provision of health, education, housing, social security and infrastructure,” the letter states in accordance to the report.

They additionally known as on Amazon to guarantee transparency over the privateness and use of its clients’ information.

Amazon’s staff, “enter dangerous working conditions, enjoy little or no increase in their pay, and face retaliation for their efforts to defend themselves and organize their colleagues,” the letter states, in accordance to the report.

Those who signed the letter embrace the U.S congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, Vice president of the European Parliament, Heidi Hautala, and numerous parliament members from the United Kingdom. Others embrace leaders from Turkey, France, and Greece.

Amazon has lately been going through growing criticisms, even from staff

“As the virus spikes, we get more and more orders, and Amazon expects us to work at inhumane rates, Courtenay Brown, an Amazon Fresh warehouse worker in New Jersey and leader with United for Respect, reportedly said. “The pace is blistering, and people get injured on the job a lot, people get sick, people are scared of catching COVID, and Amazon is not doing enough to protect our lives”, Brown added.

In a press release to The Independent, Amazon stated;

“While as a large company we welcome scrutiny from policymakers, the matters raised in this letter stem from a series of misleading assertions by misinformed or self-interested groups who appear to be using Amazon’s profile to further their individual causes.”

“Amazon has a strong track record of supporting our employees, our customers, and our communities, including providing safe working conditions, competitive wages and great benefits, leading on climate change with the Climate Pledge commitment to be net zero carbon by 2040, and paying billions of pounds in taxes globally. We look forward to continued dialogue with interested parties on these topics.”

Bezos, the world’s richest man with a web value of $187 billion as of December 3, 2020, is the founding father of the Seattle-based firm, Amazon – the world’s largest on-line retailer,

Amazon sells books, family items and different merchandise by way of its web site, amazon.com. It additionally controls the Whole Foods grocery chain and presents cloud computing and video streaming providers. The tech large reported a third-quarter 2020 revenue of US$6.3 billion and income of US$96.1 billion.

Last week, Amazon announced $500 million in particular vacation bonuses to front-line employees

This retail store pays their managers $100,000 per year even without a college degree