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Fair Labor Association assessment on Turkish Hugo Boss factory raises concerns over freedom of association

In January 2016 Fair Labor Association released an assessment regarding a Hugo Boss factory in Turkey.  The report made various recommendations to the company in respect of a number of workplace issues including on health & safety and freedom of association.  The assessment notes that while its recommendations were generally accepted  by the company some recommendations regarding freedom of association were not.

We invited Hugo Boss to respond to the report in February 2016, which it did (see below).  In March we received a rejoinder from the Turkish union Teksif.  This alleges anti-union activities are continuing.  We again invited Hugo Boss to respond which it did.