China Complaint Salewa September 2014

Final REPORT COMPLAINT IN China AT FACTORY SUPPLYING Salewa

On 18 September FWF received a complaint through it’s local complaints handler from a worker working for a factory supplying Salewa. The complaint related to the standard ‘Payment of a living wage’ which is part of FWF’s Code of Labour Practices.

The complainant claimed the factory delays the payment for at least 4 or 5 days every month. FWF’s complaint handler in China informed FWF the practices of delaying the payment was not a violation of the law. China labour law states wages should be paid latest at the end of the following month. Given the above, FWF finds the complaint not grounded. Despite this, a training as part of FWF’s Workplace Education Programme would support the factory in improving efficient communication between workers and management and setting up a payment structure in cooperation with workers.

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