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NGO Rejoinder

15 Mar 2016


Statement in response to Hugo Boss from Faruk Aksoy, President of the Izmir branch of Turkish union, Teksif

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Despite what Hugo Boss says, we haven’t seen any progress since the Fair Labor Organization (FLA) released its report in January.  Bullying and harassment of union activists at the Hugo Boss factory in Izmir is as bad as it’s ever been.  Far from being neutral in its attitude towards unions, Hugo Boss is trying to decapitate my union Teksif, which is the only union trying to organize workers at the factory...Since the investigation was carried out, two workers at Hugo Boss have been fired for union activities and the FLA is carrying out a further inquiry into their dismissals....