Amazon warehouse workers in Canada pushed into dangerous race against time

Amazon warehouse workers say a version of the company’s infamous “time off task” productivity-monitoring system is operational in Canada — and it’s pushing them to race against seemingly arbitrary digital timers, at the expense of their health.

Court documents in the United States show that Amazon uses the scanners to help monitor workers’ productivity. Back in 2018 an attorney for Amazon confirmed there are penalties for too much “time off task” between scans.

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