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A workers' union skewered Amazon's labour practices with a whack-a-mole game about working at a warehouse over Christmas

A workers' union skewered Amazon's labour practices with a whack-a-mole game about working at a warehouse over Christmas
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A British union has highlighted working conditions at Amazon warehouses over Christmas with a satirical whack-a-mole-style game.




The game was created by the GMB union, one of the biggest workers' unions in the UK.




The game makes the player furiously click on packages while showing pop-up messages which refer to damning media and GMB reports about Amazon's working practices.




Amazon responded that if people want to find out what it's like to work in its warehouses they are welcome to take a tour, rather than play a "fictitious computer game."



British workers' union the GMB has laid into Amazon's working practices at Christmas with a satirical online game resembling "whack-a-mole."
The game asks players to click on packages as they pop up, which gradually become impossibly fast to keep up with. You can play "Workers not Robots" yourself by clicking here.
Occasionally messages flash up such as "Time for a toilet break — actually... here's a bottle, no time for proper breaks here." This is a reference to a report from an undercover UK journalist James Bloodworth who claims he found a bottle of urine while working inside an Amazon warehouse. Amazon has disputed Bloodworth's reporting as false.
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