Amazon Planning to Reopen Its French Warehouses From May 19

May 16, 2020 Updated: May 16, 2020

PARIS—Amazon said on Friday it is aiming to gradually reopen its French warehouses from May 19 as the U.S. e-commerce giant is finalizing an agreement with unions and work councils that should put an end to a spat that led to a more than one-month closure of the sites.

Its six French warehouses have been closed since April 16 following court rulings that ordered it to restrict deliveries during the COVID-19 pandemic or face hefty fines.

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A truck is seen outside the Amazon warehouse in Staten Island, N.Y., on March 30, 2020. (Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images)

“We are currently finalizing a process with French unions and works councils, and we are hopeful that we will be able to re-open our French fulfillment centers in the coming days”, Amazon said.

By Christian Lowe