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26 Nov, 2013

Amazon workers have “increased risk of mental and physical illness” – The Independent

Amazon workers could face an increased risk of “mental and physical illness”, a leading stress expert has claimed, after being shown undercover footage of working conditions at one warehouse. Night shifts can involve up to 11 miles of walking with staff expected to collect orders every 33 seconds, a BBC investigation has alleged.

Undercover reporter Adam Littler got an agency job at Amazon’s Swansea warehouse where he was employed as a ‘picker’. He took a hidden camera with him to shifts for BBC Panorama. Professor Michael Marmot, one of Britain’s leading experts on stress at work was then shown the footage. He claimed the working environment combined “all the bad stuff at once”.

Read the rest: Amazon workers have ‘increased risk of mental and physical illness’ expert claims – Home News – UK – The Independent.