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Amazon offers term-time contracts

May 30, 2023


The contracts guarantee six weeks’ leave in the summer, and two weeks off at both Easter and Christmas, without affecting other benefits they receive, including private medical insurance and life assurance.

Amazon piloted the contracts at three sites following employee feedback and are now being phased in for employees across all Amazon’s fulfilment centres and, later this year, at sort centres and delivery stations throughout the UK.

The new term-time contracts come as Amazon faces pressure from the GMB union over pay, with workers at its Coventry depot walking out twice last week, bringing the total number of strike days to 16.

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