Essonne: on the Brétigny Amazon site, the control procedure crystallizes the tensions

The exit control procedure would have led to a drama between two Amazon employees (©MC)

Pressures, heightened surveillance, etc. For many months now, employees of Amazon France protest against the working conditions in force within the world leader in e-commerce. Recently, some unions even swear that they would be at the origin of a road accident occurred during the week of July 18 to 24, 2022, not far from the Brétigny site (Essonne). Explanations.

A tense situation between the different parties

Mid-April 2022, the mandatory annual negotiations have ended without agreementdespite the strikes. And since then things have gotten even tougher. “They go after the employees for take revenge on the unions loose Mathieu Ciserane, Sud Commerce union representative.

The breaks Would’ve been shortenedwhile the psychological pressures would be accentuated. L’use of telephones is also controlled

Amazon Bretigny
The use of telephones is also controlled (©MC)

But what gets in the way, above all, on the side of the unions, is the procedural change checks at the entrance to the warehouses (cf. picture of a).

“This device is not fluid enough, in particular it makes miss buses and trains to employees… You can lose 20 minutes there, and get checked twice…”, judge Mathieu Ciserane.

To which the management of Amazon France retorts laconically: “During the pandemic, our standard exit screening procedure has been halted to comply with social distancing measures. With the lifting of the corporate health protocol by the government, we are gradually redeploying this control process on our sites. »

In other words, it would be a simple back to normal. However, a recent event could take this trench warfare into another dimension. Indeed, during the week of July 18 to 24, 2022, an accident allegedly took place between two Amazon employeesone being on a scooter, the other in a car.

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The person driving the scooter was then evacuated from the scene by the firefighters… For Mathieu Ciserane and the union South Tradethere is no doubt that this accident was caused by the stress generated by the new control systemand the desire of employees to quickly want to return home in the evening…

For its part, the management of Amazon France does not wish to speak on this subject.

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