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Why is Instacart making its contract workers risk their health to do their job? | Sarah Polito | Opinion

These days, simply leaving your home to buy food is a gamble. That’s why countless people are calling services like Instacart, which delivers groceries, to spare them a trip to the supermarket. I’ve been an Instacart shopper for nearly two years in the Newark/New York area and I’ve never experienced such stress, chaos and craziness. …

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Retailers take ‘social responsibility’ to protect workers | News

This week several retailers, including River Island, Next, Net-a-Porter, TK Maxx and Moss Bros, announced they will be closing their online operations, warehouses and distribution operations, to help protect workers against the coronavirus. “Next has listened very carefully to its colleagues working in warehousing and distribution operations to fulfil online orders,” the retailer said. “It is …

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Instacart workers seek strike as jobs get busier, riskier, Retail News, ET Retail

NEW YORK : A possible strike by Instacart workers highlights the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on the grocery delivery business, where workers are worried about their safety as they try to meet a surge in demand for online groceries. A group called the Gig Workers Collective is calling for a nationwide walk-out Monday. They’ve …

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Retailers make masks,gowns for healthcare workers

Eddie Bauer Scott Olson | Getty Images As patient numbers swell for those who have tested positive or are suspected of having coronavirus, hospitals and healthcare facilities throughout the U.S. are experiencing a tight supply, if not an outright shortage, of personal protective equipment including masks and gowns. While more than 50,000 stores are closed by …

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Neiman Marcus, JOANN Stores Partner To Manufacture Masks, Scrubs For Health Care Workers

Neiman Marcus and JOANN Stores are stepping up the fight against coronavirus (COVID-19) by partnering to begin producing nonsurgical personal protective equipment (PPE), including masks, gowns and scrubs for front-line health care providers. Neiman Marcus will receive materials from JOANN and will create the products within its alterations facilities in California, New Jersey and Florida. …

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What about the other key workers? | World news

Owen Jones rightly highlights the vital work of cleaners and other frontline workers in the fight against coronavirus (The undervalued heroes of the coronavirus crisis need our thanks – and our support, 21 March). Cleaners have for decades, to use the business jargon, been deemed “non-core workers” by both public and private corporations, and their …

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Amazon raises overtime pay for warehouse workers, Retail News, ET Retail

Amazon.com Inc said on Saturday it is raising overtime pay for associates working in its U.S. warehouses as the world’s largest online retailer tries to meet the rapidly growing demand for online shopping from consumers stuck at home during the coronavirus outbreak. Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest person, also said on Saturday, …

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Target and Walmart aren’t protecting staff amid pandemic, workers say | Business

Management at retail giants Walmart and Target are not doing enough to protect staff working through the coronavirus crisis, according to some workers. As school districts, restaurants and several businesses have closed around the US due to the coronavirus outbreak, large corporate retail stores like Target and Walmart have remained open, but with reduced operating …

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Coronavirus: UK panic-buyers urged to think of frontline workers | World news

The UK government is urging people to “be responsible when [they] shop and think of others” as panic-buying continues in response to the coronavirus crisis. The environment secretary, George Eustice, who stood in for Boris Johnson on Saturday for the government’s daily briefing, said that when people took more than they needed it made things …

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