ONE of Warrington’s largest employers has issued a statement regarding reported ‘unhappiness’ among workers.

Staff employed by Amazon, which is based at Omega, have been in touch with the Warrington Guardian regarding a proposed pay rise.

They say they are ‘unhappy’ with the size of the increase offered by the multinational company.

In response, Amazon says that as well as pay, workers can benefit from a ‘comprehensive benefits package’.

An Amazon spokesman said: “Starting pay for Amazon employees will be increasing to a minimum of between £10.50 and £11.45 per hour, depending on location.

“This is for all full-time, part-time, seasonal, and temporary roles in the UK.

“In addition to this competitive pay, employees are offered a comprehensive benefits package that includes private medical insurance, life assurance, income protection, subsidised meals and an employee discount among others, which combined are worth thousands annually, as well as a company pension plan.”

The spokesman added that the starting pay is above the real living wage, and that since 2018, the minimum hourly rate paid to Amazon workers in the UK has increased by 29 per cent.