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Amazon extends the suspension of its activities in France until may 13

The distribution centers of Amazon France have been closed since the 16th of April last, after a court decision requiring him to assess the risks related to the

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Amazon extends the suspension of its activities in France until may 13

The distribution centers of Amazon France have been closed since the 16th of April last, after a court decision requiring him to assess the risks related to the epidemic.

Amazon has announced this Thursday, want to extend until may 13, included the suspension of the operations of its distribution centers in France, after a court decision requiring him to assess the risks related to the epidemic of Covid-19.

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The giant american logistics, which will propose this extension in an economic and social committee central group on Friday, also announced to lodge an appeal to "challenge the decision of the court of appeal of Versailles" on April 24, giving reason to the trade unions.

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"We reiterate our disagreement,"

"The penalty payment, as specified by the Court of Appeal, requires us to consider continuing the suspension of activity of our distribution centers in French until Wednesday, may 13, included. At the same time, we continue to work with our social partners, and to assess the best way to operate our distribution centres in the light of the decision of the Court," said the group in a press release.

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The distribution centers of Amazon have been closed since April 16, and its employees will remain with them for but paid their full salary, the government had rejected a request to part-time unemployment. The court of appeal of Versailles ruled on April 24, to trade unions calling for a real assessment of the risks associated with the coronavirus, confirming a decision of the court of Nanterre ten days earlier.

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The court of appeal has clarified and expanded the list of products that Amazon can continue to deliver on the expectation of this evaluation and has set a fine of 100 000 euros per infringement. "We reiterate our disagreement with recent judicial decisions which have been pronounced, and we decided to appeal in cassation", he added. "Our customers in France can order several million of products to independent businesses who sell on Amazon and through our global logistics network," recalls the group.

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