Vietnam Complaint Vaude April 16 2017 Initial report

Complaint at a factory in Vietnam supplying Vaude

ON 16 April 2017, FWF received a complaint from a worker who was employed by the factory until February 2017. The complaint is related to the unused annual leave payment for 2015 and 2016. The employee took maternity leave for 6 months from 25 February 2016. In addition she took unpaid leave for 3 months after which she resumed work in December 2016. After that, she has applied a resignation letter with giving prior notice of 45 days before ending of contract. According to the employee she did not receive the unused annual leave payment in 2015 and 2016. According to the employee, she worked 3 months in 2016, so she should be entitled to at least 3 days of unused annual leave.

FWF decided that the case is admissible on 19 April 2017. The case is relevant to the following labour standards of FWF’s Code of Labour Practices – Payment of a living wage. The authenticity of the complaint is still under investigation.

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