Amazon frontline workers to get special payment of up to £500

Tens of thousands of hourly paid employees, including full and part-time staff and seasonal workers, will benefit.

An Amazon warehouse
An Amazon warehouse

Online giant Amazon has announced a special payment of up to £500 for its frontline workers.

Tens of thousands of hourly paid employees, including full and part-time staff and seasonal workers, will benefit.

The money will be paid in two instalments – £250 this month and £250 in December.

Amazon said in a statement: “Amazon employees receive competitive pay and comprehensive benefits.

“Starting pay is a minimum of between £10.50 and £11.45 per hour, depending on location.

“Employees are offered a comprehensive benefits package that includes private medical insurance, life assurance, income protection, subsidised meals, an employee discount and more, which combined are worth thousands of pounds annually, as well as a company pension plan.

“On top of this we have announced that every full-time, part-time and seasonal associate will receive an additional one-time special payment of up to £500 this year.”

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