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CGT Saran's Amazon site calls for exceptional management bonus

“1,000 euros” is the amount claimed by the union that made its request in writing the day after the announcements of Emmanuel Macron.

“We're asking for 1,000 euros, it's bearable for a multinational like Amazon”says Khaled Bouchajra, CGT delegate from the Amazon site in Saran, north of Orléans, in Loiret. France Bleu Orléans reports on Monday, December 17 that the union has written to its management, the day after the announcements of Emmanuel Macron, his request for an exceptional end-of-year bonus.

We have not yet exact figures but because of 'yellow vests' and blockages, e-commerce has exploded by more than 40% in recent weeks. And inevitably, Amazon benefits well.Khaled Bouchajra, CGT delegate at franceinfo

“There's no reason we should not touch this 'Macron Premium' too”Argues the trade unionist who hopes, which is not the case for now, a positive response from the US online sales giant that accounts for nearly 20% of the market.

Several large French companies, Total, Orange, Altice or Carrefour, have already responded favorably to the call launched last Monday by the Head of State to offer an exceptional end-of-year bonus to their employees. This bonus can reach 1,000 euros for employees earning less than 3,600 euros net per month. It will be totally tax free and exempt from any social charge.

Saran's Amazon site has 1,600 employees throughout the year and more than 2,000 temporary workers over the end-of-year period.

In addition, France will levy Gafa tax (Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, etc …) on the digital giants from January 1, announced Monday the Minister of Economy, Bruno Mayor. This tax “will cover the whole of 2019 for an amount we evaluate at 500 million euros”Bruno Le Maire said at a press conference in Paris.

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