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Australian state sets minimum pay for Amazon contractors in landmark step

That makes the state, the headquarters of Amazon's operations in Australia, the first place where it must pay wages to contractors that are set by law, the Transport Workers' Union (TWU) said

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An Australian state ordered Amazon.com Inc on Friday to pay a minimum rate to freelance delivery drivers, a decision hailed by a union as making it the world's first jurisdiction to compel the retailer to follow government rules on such payments.

The measure, to be phased in over three years from March 1, requires the world's largest retailer to pay drivers for its Amazon Flex business a minimum of A$37.80 ($27.20) per hour in Australia's most populous state of New South Wales.

That makes the state, the headquarters of Amazon's operations in Australia, the first place where it must pay wages to

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First Published: Feb 18 2022 | 12:07 PM IST

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