21 Jun Inhuman at Amazon
According to GMB, General Secretary, Tim Roache, the conditions at Amazon warehouses are inhuman. This was in response to Amazon’s decision to utilise robots in some of their warehouses but still expects to use ‘symphony of humans and machines working together’. A full report can be found on the BBC website.
Clearly many industries have invested in robotic technology. The test will be whether it improves the lot of workers or reduces them to slaves to the robots. If productivity is improved it could lead to increases in pay and better working conditions.