Netherlands - Poor working conditions at Primark clothing chain - February 28, 2017

An investigation by trade union FNV at the 16 branches of retailer Primark led to complaints from hundreds of employees and former employees. The union launched the investigation into the working conditions at the clothing chain after workers in Groningen had complained about intimidation, heavy workloads, ignored health complaints and being watched in staff areas. Some 1,186 of the 4,800 Primark staff participated in the online survey and the results have prompted the union to initiate talks with Primark to improve working conditions. The complaints came from across all the 16 branches.

English: http://nltimes.nl/2017/02/14/union-flooded-complaints-primark ...  

http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2017/02/primark-staff-belittled-and-intimidated ... 

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