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BESTSELLER response

... Over the weeks following the events, we have done an investigation at Ruining in relation to the complaint made against the factory. Evidence provided to us suggests that approval for the lay-off was issued by the local labour department, the lay-off list was public to all employees, and the compensation was paid out to the workers on the 8th May. Here we can see 259 out of 264 workers who had been at the factory for between 3 months and 1 year signed and received the compensation. 4 workers were unable to get to the factory on that day (due to the transportation limitations at that time), and 1 worker (the union president who had also been at the factory less than a year) refused to accept the compensation.

The time records from May show that 6 union executive members remain in the factory, and we can also see that the majority of workers that remain at the factory have been there more than 1 year. In this case, and based on the evidence provided by the factory and discussions with the factory management and workers, as well as through contacting the local police station  - we have not been able to find any evidence supporting the complaints made against the factory. We are also not able to find any evidence of the attack from the local police.

Our regional representative is willing to discuss the case with the complainant, and we will continue to follow operations at this factory closely, however, based on the evidence provided by the factory to us, we currently accept that the factory has followed correct procedures...

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