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British in turmoil: Against the abuses of the verb of the Tönnies-scandal let even

The Covid-19-pandemic keeps the world in breath. More than 11 million people have been infected with the novel Coronavirus, 196.304 of them in Germany. Over half a Million casualties since the disease Covid-19 already.

A textile company in the city of Leicester has contributed during the corona crisis largely to increase it, by respecting all the Hygiene – and-distance rules. The Rechercen the “Times”.

The newspaper had on the inside a employees hidden in the factory, which produces Goods for Boohoo, a British fashion company. Three and a half pounds per hour, the employees receive the legal minimum wage in England for Over-25-Year-old is 8,72 pounds.

The factory had also continued during the lock downs, the operating. Distance rules there were, obviously, not, protection masks, they found only a few.

Worse still, The “Labour Behind the Label”organization – a group that campaigns for workers’ rights – to-come reports, employees had been forced, in spite of proven Covid-19-disease, to work. Employees who have refused have been threatened with the strike of the – already very low – wages.

In a sewing factory with about 80 employees there had been, therefore, 15 cases of Covid-19. The British interior Minister, Priti Patel, described the approach as “modern slavery”.

As a reaction to the incidents, several large fashion suppliers have separated from Boohoo, including Zalando. Leicester, the town in which the affected companies are located, is due to a further strong rise in Corona currently Pay back in the Lockdown. Boohoo, which sells exclusively online, was able to increase its unit sales in the Corona-crisis.

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  • Posted on July 8, 2020