Amazon executive quits over coronavirus protest sackings

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A senior Amazon executive has quit over the etail titan’s treatment of staff who protested against a lack of coronavirus safety measures in its warehouses.

Tim Bray has left his role as vice-president and distinguished engineer at Amazon Web Services after describing the sacking of protesters as “evidence of a vein of toxicity running through the company culture”.

He had worked for the business for five years.

Bray, a well-regarded coding engineer who is thought to have earned more than $1m (£803,000) a year, claimed in a blog post that Amazon fired the organiser of a small protest about safety conditions at a warehouse.

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