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Amazon Terminates Paid Covid-19 Paid Leave Policy For Workers In The US:

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Amazon.com, the world’s largest online retailer, said on Saturday that its paid-time-off policy for COVID19 infected employees will stop on May 2. The decision was made in response to the availability of COVID19 vaccines and new guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States, according to the statement. Following a verified COVID19 diagnosis, Amazon informed employees in a message sent to Reuters that they will be anted five days of unpaid absence.

“We can safely adjust to our preCOVID rules,” the corporation said, citing the pandemic’s continued easing, vaccines, and treatments availability, and new public health recommendations.

After a recent attempt to unionize some warehouses, Amazon has faced a slew of problems. Workers at its New York City warehouse decided to form the company’s first union in April.

Amazon announced on Saturday that it is discontinuing sitewide notifications of positive cases in facilities, as well as efforts to encourage vaccination unless needed by law. Amazon reduced paid sick leave for virus-infected employees to one week, or up to 40 hours, in January. They had previously received two weeks of paid leave for COVID-19.

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Amazon Terminates Paid Covid-19 Paid Leave Policy

Following updated US health recommendations, Amazon advised its employees in the United States that they only needed to isolate for a week after testing positive for COVID19, rather than the usual 10-day period.

The Omicron version of the coronavirus has resulted in an increase in cases in the United States, as well as staffing shortages at schools, airports, and businesses.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on January 3 that patients who get the virus can stop their isolation after five days, as recommended by recent advice.

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The online company said its new weeklong isolation policy takes effect immediately in a memo to employees, which Amazon shared with Reuters. Workers infected with the virus are eligible for up to 40 hours of paid leave, which is a reduction in time due to the shorter isolation period.” “Do” was written on the notification. “Do not come to work if you are sick.” “Those who are symptomatic for more than a week can take advantage of additional leave choices.”

The news was first published in the Wall Street Journal. Amazon is the second-largest US private employer, employing hundreds of thousands of warehousing and shipping workers. The largest retailer, Walmart, announced this week that it would halve its [COVID-19] paid leave in accordance with current CDC guidelines.

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