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Entertainment Boohoo again accused of ill-treatment of its

07:10  24 november  2022
07:10  24 november  2022 Source:   20minutes.fr

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employees two years ago, Boohoo had already been accused of selling clothes made in Pakistan but also in the center of the United Kingdom, in Leicester, by underpaid workers

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the Group of Sale of Boohoo online clothes makes its employees work with one of its British warehouses in hacking and dangerous conditions for their health, affirms an article in the Times published this Wednesday . According to a daily journalist who worked under cover for a month, employees of the Burnley warehouse (north-west of England) must collect 130 articles per hour by walking enormously.

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The reporter says it has traveled approximately 20 kilometers without any break to sit during an eleven hour work session, and still have only reached 70% of its objectives. The temperature of the warehouse frequently reached 32 degrees at night during the summer, he reports.

"prison", "slaves", "do not work there"

employees receive their instructions and the location of the articles through a bulky black terminal fixed at their wrist, thanks to which they are also watched by their superiors , continues the article of the British daily.

"prison", "slaves", "do not work there" , we read on graffiti in the warehouse, photographed and printed in the article of Times, which also describes many stays in the emergency rooms of employees, fainting, etc. Consequence: the staff renewal rate is high.

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Two years ago, Boohoo had already been accused of selling clothes made in Pakistan but also in the center of the United Kingdom, at Leicester , by sub-paid workers. This did not prevent the director general of Boohoo from having a collaboration with the reality star Kourtney Kardashian . He then saw a bonus of 1.3 million pounds granted, while the employees receive them 11 pounds per hour, reports the Times.

Contacted by AFP on Wednesday, a spokesperson for Boohoo, a firm who says he uses more than 5,000 people around the world, believes that the article in Times "does not reflect the effective working environment in our Burnley warehouse" . At 11 pounds per hour, he emphasizes that remuneration is greater than the minimum so-called subsistence , not compulsory but recommended in the United Kingdom .

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