"Online retailer Amazon has ended the contract of a security firm employed at one of its German warehouses, following complaints about workers' conditions," reports BBC here. See also GigaOM's short item here.
Britain's Guardian, among other outlets, reported last week on a German public-TV film that showed guards at Amazon facilities wearing neo-Nazi gear and adding that workers imported from Poland and Spain were paid less than promised. More in my note here. See the film (in German) by ARD Mediatek here.
Adds BBC: "The company, Hensel European Security Services (HESS), was accused of harassing seasonal workers in a TV documentary aired last week. It prompted calls for an investigation from the German government.
"Amazon said it had now terminated its relationship with the firm 'with immediate effect'." In a statement, the company added that "Amazon has zero-tolerance for discrimination and intimidation and expects the same from every company we work with."