Amazon closed its warehouses to avoid accidentally breaching a ruling that restricted what items it could ship.

What you need to know

  • Amazon will repoen its French warehouses this week after negotiations with workers.
  • The company closed them in April after a ruling restricted them to shipping essential items.
  • Workers have secured benefits such as increased pay, staggered work times, and a gradual reopening.

After being ordered to ship only essential items in France a few weeks ago, Amazon closed all six of its warehouses to prevent accidentally falling afoul of the ruling. Now the company is reopening them after coming to an agreement with worker representatives in the intervening period.

To recap, Amazon was ordered to limit shipping to essential products while it put in place measures to protect employee safety. It was to do so in concert with worker representatives, as…

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