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Speaking in support of the GMB’s week of action to coincide with Amazon Prime Day offers, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:

“Amazon has run out of excuses. It needs to start looking after its workforce.

“It’s not right that workers are being set inhuman targets and having their every move watched by camera.

“It’s prime time for Amazon bosses to recognise trade unions and improve conditions for staff.”

Editors note

- GMB union is taking action at Amazon depots across the country this week. For further details follow this link: https://www.gmb.org.uk/amazon-prime-day-protests

- A Freedom of Information request by the GMB to West Midlands Ambulance Service detailed 24 incidents of chest pain, two electric shocks and 10 cases of trauma among call-outs received between 2015 and 2017.

- Congress 2019 will be held in the Brighton Centre from Sunday 8 September to Wednesday 11 September. Free media passes can be obtained by visiting www.tuc.org.uk/applying-media-or-external-visitor-credentials and completing an online form. Applications must be in by noon on Tuesday 27 August. Any received later than that will be processed in Brighton and will cost £75 +VAT.

- The Trades Union Congress (TUC) exists to make the working world a better place for everyone. We bring together more than 5.5 million working people who make up our 48 member unions. We support unions to grow and thrive, and we stand up for everyone who works for a living.