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Amazon Mexico suspends receiving and processing shipments weighing more than 25 kg
E-Land Technology Driven E-commerce was informed that on March 29, the Amazon site in Mexico announced that in order to protect the health and safety of employees and ensure that they always follow the guidance of international and local health authorities on maintaining social distance, Amazon decided Merchandise that requires two people to pick up, pack, or distribute will temporarily stop receiving and processing. This change applies to packages and single items weighing more than 25 kg.
For items and packages weighing more than 25 kg that are already on their way to an Amazon fulfillment center, Amazon will try to accept them as long as they follow the guidance of the health authority. This includes receiving and processing orders mechanically. All rejected shipments will be returned by Amazon, but this is expected to be rare.
If the seller has created a shipment for an item that weighs more than 25 kg but has not shipped it, please cancel the shipment. For items weighing less than 25 kg, keep the total package weight under 25 kg.
Amazon will waive the monthly storage fee for products that have stopped receiving buyer orders because Amazon cannot process them.
Demand for better outbreak protection Workers at Staten Island in New York announce strike
On March 30, Amazon warehouse workers in Staten Island, New York plan to strike on Monday, hoping to raise management's concern over the lack of protection for employees who continue to work during the new coronavirus outbreak.
It is reported that nearly 100 employees of the New York warehouse JFK8 plan to participate in the strike. Chris Smalls, JFK8's management assistant, one of the main organizers of the strike, said employees will strike on Monday morning. Workers hope to put pressure on Amazon through the strike, hope to close related factories and disinfect them, and provide paid vacations for employees during the shutdown.
In recent weeks, riots among Amazon warehouse workers have continued to intensify, with at least 13 factories reporting new cases of coronavirus infection. But most factories are still open. Some factory employees said that basic supplies such as hand sanitizers, disinfectants, wipes, etc. were supplied quantitatively or not at all, putting them at risk of contracting the virus. Warehouse workers say they are forced to choose between work and health.