Amazon plans to reopen its French warehouses starting May 19

ARCHIVE PHOTO: The Amazon logo is seen at the company's logistics center in Lauwin-Planque, northern France, on April 22, 2020, after Amazon extended the closure of its French warehouses until April 25, after dispute with unions on health protection measures in the midst of the coronavirus disease outbreak (COVID-19). REUTERS / Pascal Rossignol

PARIS (Reuters) – Amazon said on Friday that it plans to gradually reopen its French warehouses starting May 19, while the U.S. e-commerce giant is finalizing an agreement with unions and work councils that is expected to put an end to a fight that will lead to more sites closing a month.

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His six French warehouses have been closed since April 16, after court decisions ordered him to restrict deliveries during the COVID-19 pandemic or face heavy fines.

"We are currently finalizing a process with unions and French workers' councils, and we hope to be able to reopen our French call centers in the next few days," said Amazon.

Christian Lowe reporting; Written by Benoit Van Overstraeten; Editing by Sandra Maler

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