Deceived employees Zara come up with an unusual way to complain
In the Zara stores in Istanbul, buyers found notes in their pockets and tags of things with the words: “I sewed the product that you are going to buy, but I did not pay for it”. So the Turkish employees of the fashion brand complain that they have not been paid for the manufacture of the goods, and they ask for help: to support them in the struggle for the best labor standards and to pressure Zara to pay the company debts.
The authors of the notes claim that they worked for a third-party production company Bravo Tekstil, but it closed overnight without paying them a few months' indebtedness and severance pay. Bravo Tekstil also sews clothes for Mango and Next.
Zara is one of the most successful fashion brands in the world, it is estimated at 660 billion rubles, and it owns 2,200 stores around the world. However, the Spanish brand is not the first time in the center of the scandal. Previously, Zara was criticized for damage to the environment and theft from young designers, and they also sued the manufacturer for poor working conditions: they accused of slave and child laboras well as in the operation of 15-year-old refugees from Syria.
In October, the parent company Zara Inditex issued a press release that works with the International Labor Organization (ILO) to "improve working conditions at all links in the product creation chain." According to Inditex, they are collaborating with the ILO on the Score project, which should improve the management system and working conditions in factories in China and Turkey.
The representative of Inditex promised to restore justice to journalists: “Inditex has fulfilled all its contractual obligations to Bravo Tekstil. The company is currently working with Mango, Next, and a local branch of IndustriALL to create a fund to help employees who were not paid by Bravo. ”