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To John Boumphrey (Amazon UK Country Manager) and Jeff Bezos (Executive Chairman, Amazon):

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For us, Prime Day is one of the most dangerous times of the year. During huge pushes like Prime Day and Black Friday, the pressure piles up so high it can land people in hospital.

So this year, we’re asking you to:

- Stop micromanagement
- Bin unfair targets like Time Off Task
- End the constant surveillance

Working in an Amazon warehouse today is so stressful. Even the tools we use, like scanners, are tracking us. We’re always worried about how many seconds we have left to pick up a parcel. We can’t even see all of the targets you track - and it makes it impossible for us to know if our jobs are ever safe.

We try to keep up, but it wears people out.

Drivers are struggling too. 96% of us have said we’ve had to drive dangerously to meet Amazon’s targets, according to a survey of hundreds of drivers from the Organise network.

We’re proud of the work we do to get parcels out to customers. But this inhuman pace can’t go on. It’s not worth risking people’s lives.

Please put this right. Stop the micromanagement. Bin the unfair targets. Let us work with dignity and end the constant surveillance.


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Allan Mackenzie
Ian Richardson
Amath Sow
Kevin Gallagher
Dan Raven
Constantin Ciobanu
Sue Ponton
Carol Ewart
Cornelia Den Breejen
Liliana Elena Sinanovic
Evice Acquah
Muhammad Kadir
Kathryn Twelvetree
Diana Ansone
Elinga Didziokaite
Sophie Gathercole
Husni Hayat
Muhammad Zeeshan
Terry Brough
Laurynas Pikelis
Margaret Roughley
Les Beales
Agnieszka Aniola
Putu Angga Salatin
Robert Frank
Fangda Mei
Mohammed Rassmi
John Ranson
Araura Berkeley
Krzysztof Niewiarowski
Kossi Agbadji
William Leslie
Estelle Burrows
Neil Carson
Anne Bott
Ryan Bestford
David Gilmour
Clare Paxton
Andrew Pegler
Tim Newman
Damien Leith
Alison Hayley Stevenson
Noel Cottrell
Paul Flynn
Georgiana Ramona Vasiliu
Elaine James

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