Responding to reports in todays Courier that seasonal Amazon workers have resorted to sleeping in tents close to the company’s fulfilment centre in Fife, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader and North East Fife MSP Willie Rennie said:
“Amazon should be ashamed that they pay their workers so little that they have to camp out in the dead of winter to make ends meet. Amazon need to take a long, hard look at themselves and change their ways.
"They pay a small amount of tax and received millions of pounds from the SNP Government so the least they should do is pay the proper living wage. The fares the company charge for transport swallow up a lot of the weekly wage which is forcing people to seek ever more desperate ways of making work pay.“