Acne Studios, Complaint 150

CONCERNING LABOUR STANDARDS
Legally binding employment relationship
STATUS
Closed
DATE
2015-12-02

The complainant claimed that on 27 November she received a position transfer notice from the management team of the factory that she was transferred to the mending section in the finishing section. The complainant did not want to accept the transfer because the mending section is paid by piece rate. Moreover, there is not sufficient work in the finishing section. This would mean that after the transfer she would make less money than in the knitting section where she was paid by monthly wage (3500 to 3600 RMB per month).
The complainant informed FWF that as of 1 December 2015, she could not punch her time card to record her working hours in the knitting section. When she approached the management team for mediation; the administration manager told her she will only be able to log her working hours if she agrees to work in the mending section.

Findings and conclusions

The complainant claimed that on 27 November 2015 she received a position transfer notice that she would be transferred to the mending section. She did not want to accept the transfer because the payments in that section are by piece rate. Also, moving would mean that she would receive less money than in her ucrrent section because of the lack of work. According to the complainant, as of 1 December she was not allowed to punch her time card to record working hours in her original section, and was told by management that she would only be able to log her working hours if she agreed to move.
On 11 December, 2015, the complaints handler asked the complainant whether she wanted to make it an official complaint. On 19 January 2016, the complainant informed the complaints handler that she didn’t want to raise an official complaint.

Overview of the complaint investigation

2016-01-28 Investigation

FWF informed Acne Studios about the case.
On 11 December 2015 our complaints handler called the complainant again to ask her on whether to raise it as an official complaint. She said that although she is not happy in the finishing section, she needed a bit more time to reconsider it.
When the complaints handler called again on 19 January 2016, the complainant informed her that she does not want to raise an official complaint. She understands it is the factory's internal work position adjustment.

2016-01-28 Closed

This compliant is closed