Takko Holding GmbH, Complaint 87

CONCERNING LABOUR STANDARDS
No exploitation of child labour Payment of a living wage
STATUS
Closed
DATE
2013-10-10

Plaintiff complaimed that waged were not payed out in time. Workers were very concerned and talked to the management through Employees Participation Committee.

Findings and conclusions

On 10 October 2013 FWF’s complaints handler in Bangladesh received a complaint from a worker from a factory supplying Takko. The complaint related to the FWF’s labour standard ‘payment of a living wage’.

Plaintiff complaimed that waged were not payed out in time. Workers were very concerned and talked to the management through Employees Participation Committee. However the management did not give a satisfactory response to the issue.

The factory was late in paying wages. Payment was settled before the investigation had taken place. FWF planed a verification audit for 2014 to verify payment dates of the factory, but Takko has not foreseen to work with this supplier in 2014.

Overview of the complaint investigation

2013-12-06 Investigation

FWF informed Takko Fashion about the case immediately after receiving the complaint. Takko Fashion local office contacted the factory management on 12 October 2013 about the issue. The factory responded that the wages were paid on the 10th and bonus was paid on the 13th.
Workers then confirmed that the payment was done although it was late according to local law.
The factory informed Takko Fashion that it plans to pay wages on the 10th instead of the 7th to workers, which is not in accordance to the law. Takko Fashion has quoted the law and did not agree with the late payment.

2013-12-06 Conclusion of the investigation

The factory was late in paying wages. Payment was settled before the investigation has taken place.

2013-12-06 Remediation

Remediation has made before FWF intervenes with the issue.

2013-12-06 Verification

FWF planed a verification audit for 2014 to verify payment dates of the factory, but Takko has not foreseen to work with this supplier in 2014.

2013-12-06 Evaluation of the complaint

The complainants are satisfied with the result.

2013-12-06 Closed

This complaint is closed.