Sweden - Pressure on IKEA’s transport policy - February 28, 2017

Transport trade unions are putting pressure on IKEA to take responsibility for exploitation in its European road transport supply chain. Drivers in IKEA’s contracting chain are working on the road for weeks and months on end, earning inferior wages, living out of their trucks and subject to the abuse of social, labour and safety rules. Actions by members of German trade union ver.di and the Swedish Transport Workers union came as another transport union, Dutch FNV, scored a victory in the courts against a transport company used by IKEA. The District Court of the Northern Netherlands exposed an IKEA contractor that uses foreign truck drivers from affiliated companies to cut costs. The Court found that the arrangement was set up to evade the Dutch Collective Labour Agreement, with drivers paid a basic wage eight times lower than that set in the agreement.

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