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    Anglican leader faces backlash on Amazon, zero-hours contracts

    Anglican leader faces backlash on Amazon, zero-hours contracts
    14 September 2018

    "Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, the spiritual leader of the world's Anglicans, faced accusations of hypocrisy on Friday after it emerged the Church of England holds shares in online retail giant Amazon and employs people on zero-hours contracts.

    In a strongly-worded speech at the Trades Union Congress this week, Welby had criticised Amazon for paying "almost nothing" in taxes and accused firms like Amazon of "leeching off the public" because of its employees' reliance on social benefits "

    " . . . But following press reports, Church of England officials were forced to admit that Amazon was one of the 20 biggest investments worldwide for the church's �8.3 billion (9.3 billion euros, $10.9 billion) investment fund."

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    Re: Anglican leader faces backlash on Amazon, zero-hours contracts

    What a hypocrite...

    They should face backlash for investing billions in these companies in the first place and not using that money to help people etc...

    "The Church said of its investments that it condemned aggressive tax avoidance, adding: "We take the view that it is most effective to be in the room with these companies seeking change as a shareholder."
    LOL, does the Anglican Church even pay taxes? Churches here in the US love being able to avoid paying taxes...

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