This bonus aims to “recognize the remarkable commitment” of the group’s teams on the front line during the coronavirus crisis.
Over 14,000 French Amazon employees and partners “who were at the forefront of the logistics chain in July”, will receive an exceptional bonus of 500 to 1,000 euros, the group announced. She aims “to recognize the remarkable commitment of all our operational teams” during the health crisis, the company added in a statement.
The bonus will be awarded to 8,380 employees in distribution centers, sorting centers and French delivery agencies, Amazon told Agence France-Presse. In addition, 2,354 temporary workers are also affected by this bonus, and “3,400 last mile deliverers are also eligible”, said the group.
“A pro rata is applied for part-time workers”, he added. This boost is also added “to the various bonuses that were granted to front-line employees during the first months of the pandemic (bonus of 2 euros for each hour of work, double increase in overtime, additional break time, etc.)”.
During the confinement, the company had been at the heart of a standoff with the unions and the justice system. In April, the group decided to close its six warehouses in France, after court decisions ordering it to carry out a risk assessment related to the coronavirus with employee representatives. An agreement was finally reached with the trade union organizations CFDT, CGT, FO and Sud and activity resumed on May 19.