2nd French court orders Amazon to better protect workers
April 24, 2020
PARIS (AP) — Amazon is keeping all of its French warehouses closed for the time being, after an appeals court upheld a ruling saying the company hadn't done enough to protect workers from the coronavirus.
Unions in France and beyond welcomed Friday's ruling by the appeals court in Versailles as a comeuppance for the online behemoth, and expressed hope that negotiations with Amazon management on new safety measures can start next week.
The standoff has drawn global attention, as worldwide demand for Amazon's services soars because confined consumers can no longer shop in stores.