China Complaint Albiro, Haglofs, Jack Wolfskin, Schöffel, Vaude July 2014

Final report of complaint in China at factory that supplies Albiro, Haglöfs, Jack Wolfskin, Schöffel and Vaude

On 17 July FWF received a complaint from a worker working at a factory supplying the above brands. The complaint was related to the labour strandard ‘Payment of a Living Wage’ which is part of FWF’s Code of Labour Practices.

The complainant claimed his bonus was deducted without justified reason. Factory management stated the bonus is related to performance and the plaintiff did not perform his responsibilities well enough to allocate the bonus. Remediation is not required given that the factory did not violate the labour law. The factory can decide not to allocate bonuses up to its own discretion. However, the factory must continue its efforts to raise awareness among workers for its policies and establish effective channels for workers to communicate about possible grievances.

 

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