Takko Holding GmbH, Complaint 352

CONCERNING LABOUR STANDARDS
Freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining
STATUS
Resolved
DATE
2017-04-18

Anonymous workers have called FWF helpline in February 2017 that some workers from
this factory were fired without compensation, probably linked to their efforts to organise
workers in Ashulia in December 2016. They also said that some workers were arrested.
Since the complainants did not keep contact with FWF, it was not possible to follow up in
February. In April NGWF claimed that some workers in
the factory were fired without compensation. NGWF believed that the dismissal was
linked to the workers’ effort to organise in Ashulia in December 2016

Findings and conclusions

The case was first reported by some anonymous workers in February 2017. It was followed up by National Garment Workers Federation (NGWF), a member of IndustriAll in April. NGWF in April contacted FWF and provided a list of factories where they have received complaints on unfair dismissal. FWF found out that two factories in the list were active suppliers of Takko Fashion.

NGWF believed that the dismissal was linked to the workers’ effort to organise in Ashulia in December 2016.

Takko contacted the factory and replied to FWF immediately. The factory confirmed that 141 workers went on strike during December 2016. On 22 December the factory issued a show cause and suspension letter to 141 workers, as the factory believed that the workers’ action was against the labour law 2006 23(4). The workers filed a complaint to BGMEA. A negotiation meeting was organised on 10 January at BGEMA office. After the meeting, a settlement was made. All workers but three had collected their dues. The factory informed Takko fashion that three workers did not show up at the factory to get their settlements.

Resolved through national Initiative.

Overview of the complaint investigation

2014-12-12 Resolved

Resolved through national Initiative.