Mum says Amazon sacked her and fellow workers at midnight halfway through shift
Christina Vango managed to walk home but says other had to walk the streets while waiting for buses and trains to start at around 6am.
Amazon sacked people at midnight and left them for hours in the freezing cold waiting to go home, former workers have claimed.
Christina Vango, a mum of four, has told how she was laid off without notice halfway through her night shift on January 3.
Her partner, Charlie Smith, was then sacked the following day, leaving them both unemployed .
Christina, 39, said: “It’s disgusting. We still had nearly a month of our contracts left but rumours had been flying around.
“Everyone was nervous but our managers said we had nothing to worry about.
“Ten minutes later, halfway through the shift, they tapped me on the shoulder and took me into a room with other staff.”
She said she walked her 25-minute journey home but those living further away had to walk the streets while waiting for buses and trains to start around 6am.
Christina had worked as a packer at the Tilbury, Essex, warehouse via the PMP employment agency since October.
Charlie, 37, added: “If they’d given us two weeks’ notice we could have looked for other work.”
Amazon said: “Temporary associates help manage variation in demand over Christmas and are aware when they start that their assignment will finish at the end of the festive period.
“If a shift ends when public transport is not available we always offer to provide bus or taxi transport.”
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