This 17 March 2020 video says about itself:
Employees of Amazon‘s Castel San Giovanni warehouse went on an indefinite strike on Monday to contest the lack of safety measures amid the coronavirus outbreak.
“Here it’s not possible to work with the number of persons that we are, as we are constantly walking along each other, touching the same things, eating in the same space,” said Beatrice Moia, Safety Workers Manager at Amazon’s main Italian logistics hub, which reportedly employs over 1,000 people.
“We had a quite long meeting of over three hours with the company, we tried to apply here the protocol signed by unions and companies for safety but we haven’t found enough common grounds to ensure safety”, she added.
An Amazon worker, Maria Ipri, said that she doesn’t “wear a mask because they didn’t give it to us.” “The only one I have, I use it when I go shopping. Not having the possibility of buying them, I don’t wear it.”
Castel San Giovanni is a city located in Emilia-Romagna, one of the most affected areas in Italy with over 3,000 reported cases of coronavirus.
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Facing mask shortage, US doctors told to use bandanas: here.
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Media blackout of wildcat strikes in US auto industry: here.
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Leading orchestras and musicians move to free online performances in response to the coronavirus pandemic: here.