SANDQVIST Bags and Items AB, Complaint 867

Payment of a living wage Legally binding employment relationship

The complainants are a group of casual workers. Due to the COVID 19 lock down, factory management has declared that all casual workers will receive payments during the lock down. However, the orders from State and Central Government clearly state that all employers should pay full wages to their workers for the entire period of lock down. According to the complainant, this has happened to all the casual labourers (70% of workers) working in this factory.

New complaint

This is a new complaint that FWF has just filed. At this point in the procedure, the complaint is pending investigation, and FWF has not yet proven it to be grounded. Updates to the investigation will follow. The brand is requested to share the complaint with factory management and to get their perspective. Ideally, this includes obtaining documental evidence in addition to a statement from management.

Overview of the complaint investigation