afloweroutofstone: reddit-news: Amazon ‘dumbfo…

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Amazon ‘dumbfounded’ police in Spain by asking them to intervene in a mass warehouse strike and patrol worker productivity https://nordic.businessinsider.com/amazon-asked-police-in-spain-to-intervene-warehouse-strike-2018-11

Spanish newspaper El Confidencial reported that Amazon met with police officials after the strike was announced. It wanted local officers “to force employees to go to their respective jobs and ensure their performance was identical to that of a normal working day.”

Amazon’s request “dumbfounded” police, according to El Confidencial. “The request was categorically rejected by the police, who maintained that controlling labour productivity doesn’t fall within its powers,” a police source said.

Law enforcement officials reportedly emphasized to Amazon that Spanish law protects workers’ right to strike. They told the company that police would be present at the strike but would limit themselves to keeping the peace.