China Complaint Odlo October 2013

final REPORT COMPLAINT IN China AT FACTORY SUPPLYING Odlo

On 7 October 2013 FWF received a complaint through its local complaints handler, the complaint was related to FWF’s labour standards ‘reasonable hours of work’ and ‘payment of a living wage’.

Although management of the factory denies it, excessive overtime and issues regarding payment of a living wage was found during the latest audit in September 2013 and corroborate the findings from the plaintiff. The affiliate has put forward a proposal to the supplier to have management sit down with workers and dicuss the piece rate calculation. Given that production at this supplier is being phased out, Odlo is no longer in the position to follow up on complaint. FWF will verify affiliates’ effort to analyse and set up a plan to reduce excessive overtime.

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