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24 Jun 2015

Fairfood International

Lidl commits to fair wages for workers in its supply chain following Fairfood Intl. petition

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Lidl has just announced in ‘The Grocer’ – the leading UK Magazine covering the whole Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) sector – that it is committed to ensuring fair wages for all workers in its supply chains...Campaign group Fairfood International launched the petition in April, claiming Lidl was “linked to abusive labour conditions in shrimp processing plants in Thailand”, where Burmese migrant workers were being paid unreasonably low wages and forced to work long hours...Nearly 92,000 consumers have signed up to the campaign to date, and Fairfood is now preparing for a final awareness push across its social media channels to hit its target of 100,000 signatures...