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Primark commits to pay wages of garment workers producing orders it has cancelled in supply chain

“Primark to pay factory wages”, 03 April 2020

Primark’s entire store estate has been closed since 22 March … [resulting] in the loss of sales of £650m every month. The retailer said it had asked suppliers to stop production … [a]ll of this stock has been paid for under its normal … terms.

Extended payment terms have also been offered to suppliers to enable Primark to take and pay for further stock ready for shipment.

Under this new commitment, Primark has pledged to pay the wages of workers who were producing Primark orders that have now been cancelled…

In a company statement, Primark said … “Accordingly, Primark … will fund payment of the wages …  This action will cover orders from … Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Vietnam...” 

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