Gerhard Roesch, Hess Natur-Textilien GmbH, Triaz GmbH, Complaint 17

Legally binding employment relationship

This complaint is made up of two related complaints.

The first was received on 17 July 2012. The complainant claimed that factory management informed the worker to be transferred from the cutting department to the ironing department without any reason. Factory management stated that the worker could resign if not willing to transfer. The complainant asked Fair Wear what to do.

The second complaint followed shortly after on 18 July 2012. The second complainant heard factory management response to the first complainant. Factory management stated that the job position is garment manufacturer for all employees, and that even if the first complainant would go to the arbitration court, the worker would not win the case due to lack of evidence of being a cutter. The second complainant wished to check whether this was true.

The second complainant also claimed there was excessive overtime at the factory. Employees work until 22:30 every day and also work overtime on Saturdays and Sundays. Furthermore, every time there is an audit at the factory, factory management gives a bonus to to the interviewees and fines them if they do not follow management's instructions.

Overview of the complaint investigation

2012-07-31 Closed

As of Jul 31, the first complainant resigned. The worker was not not happy about the wage being lower in the new position in the ironing department, and wasn't comfortable to stand long times . The complainant has resigned and left the factory. Since the worker has left the factory on own initiative, there won't be severance pay.

Before 9 August, the second complainant said there was a lot of overtime in factory. But later when checked with interviews, the workload was not much. Only some department such as cutting and ironing work until 22:30. Complainant will resign because complainant feels the factory does not respect workers.

As both complainants have decided to not follow up on the complaint, the case is closed.
Despite that the complainant decided to not follow up, Hess Natur jointly with the factory undertook further steps to prevent similar occurrences in the future.