China Complaint Mammut, Jack Wolfskin and Haglofs June and July 2014

Final REPORT OF COMPLAINT IN china AT FACTORY THAT SUPPLIES Mammut, Jack Wolfskin and Haglofs

On 17 June and 21 July FWF received a complaint through it’s local complaints handler in China two workers working for a factroy supplying above companies. The complaint related to the labour standard ‘Reasonable hours of work’, which is part of FWF’s Code of Labour Practices.

Both workers from this factory complained about excessive overtime hours. The two plaintiffs both indicated they work 6 days a week till 22:00 plus occasionally 8 overtime hours on Sundays. The plaintiffs also state in some cases they work 21 days consecutively. According to one of the workers, the time cards are falsified.

Based on investigation and the fact that the finding is corroborated by the audit, and similar findings were shared through earlier complaints, FWF finds the complaints regarding excessive overtime grounded. The supplier confirmed they had difficulties planning capacity during the peak season. The affiliates are expected to set up a plan to reduce excessive overtime, to support the supplier in efficient production planning and to avoid putting additional pressure on orders during peak season. The supplier is asked to have regular meetings with workers to provide them with a platform to discuss their grievances.

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