Amazon to pay $500 mn in bonus to front-line workers said on Monday it would spend $500 million on one-time bonuses to its front-line employees and partners working through the coronavirus crisis. musicEmployees and partners who have been with the e-commerce company through June will be receiving bonuses ranging from $150 to $3,000, the online retail company said in a blog post on Monday.

The world’s largest online retailer, which delivers about 10 billion items a year, has been facing intense scrutiny from U.S. lawmakers and unions over whether it is doing enough to protect staff from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Earlier in the day, workers at six Amazon sites in Germany decided to go on strike in protest over safety after some staff at logistics centres tested positive for coronavirus, labour union Verdi said on Sunday.