EU Sources - Transport unions campaign for better working conditions at Ikea - March 31, 2017

For over two years, trade unions affiliated to the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), have been talking to the multinational retailer, Ikea, about their concerns over the company’s supply chain; specifically, about the exploitation of workers in European transport companies subcontracted to deliver goods for Ikea. Ikea has consistently refused trade union offers to work together to find a solution and has clearly refused to take responsibility for the gross exploitation of its delivery drivers. The BBC interviewed drivers from Eastern European countries who are paid €3 an hour while working in affluent nations like Denmark and Germany. 


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