British Retailer Boohoo Underpaying Pakistani Staff

In a recent report by The Guardian, it has accused the British fashion label, Boohoo, of underpaying its Pakistani staff and unsuitable working conditions.

On Wednesday, 23rd December, British online fashion group Boohoo says that it was investigating the claims that its suppliers were underpaying their Pakistani staff.

According to The Guardian, the workers at two factories in Faisalabad making clothes for Boohoo were earning Rs10,000, or £47 ($62), a month. It said the monthly minimum for such work was Rs17,500. Which meant that Boohoo was underpaying Pakistani staff.

Moreover, British news added that they also have photographic evidence of the unsuitable conditions of the workplace in Pakistan. In response to such claims, Boohoo said it had called upon audit and compliance specialists to investigate the claims on the ground in Faisalabad and confirm whether they were underpaying Pakistani staff.

“As we have previously stated, we will not tolerate any instance of mistreatment or underpayment of garment workers,” Boohoo added in a statement.
Moreover, Boohoo was previously also accused of underpaying its British staff, as some of their England suppliers were paying staff way less than the national minimum wage. So underpaying Pakistani staff is no surprise.

However, Boohoo further announced that it has removed JD Fashion and AH Fashion for mistreating its employees. “Any supplier who does not treat their workers with the respect they deserve has no place in the Boohoo supply chain,” its statement added.

Many other factories and their working conditions were also criticised in The Guardians report. The report aims to improve working conditions in the UK and assure equal rights for all workers, which is why Boohoo underpaying Pakistani staff was a dealbreaker.

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