Gerhard Roesch, Complaint 100

CONCERNING LABOUR STANDARDS
Safe and healthy working conditions
STATUS
Resolved
DATE
2014-09-19

The complainants, currently employed by the factory, claimed that workers are (physically) restricted to leave the factory during working time. In case of emergency there are not enough exit routes. The two staircases open for workers are quite far away from certain working places

Findings and conclusions

On 19 September 2014 FWF received a complaint from a worker, working for a factory supplying Gerhard Rösch. The complaint related to the labour standard ‘Safe and Healthy working conditions’ which is part of FWF’s Code of Labour practices.

The complainants, currently employed by the factory, claimed that workers are (physically) restricted to leave the factory during working time. In case of emergency there are not enough exit routes. The two staircases open for workers are quite far away from certain working places. FWF requires Gerhard Rösch to make clear to the factory all exit doors need to be open during production. FWF highly recommends Gerhard Rösch to promote Workplace Education Program implementation at the factory, to stimulate dialogue between factory management and workers.

Complainants have been called to check the status of the complaint. The complaints
handler found out that the problem was solved: the doors are open again and the
management stopped monitoring workers.

Overview of the complaint investigation

2015-05-25 Resolved

OLD COMPLAINT