Outsourced IKEA drivers live in their trucks for months

Outsourced IKEA drivers live in their trucks for months

Poor employee work conditions have sparked many headlines over the last 18 months – with IKEA at the centre of the latest controversy.

Sports Direct and recruitment firm Transline Group were the target of a Guardian sting into their treatment of warehouse staff; New Look and River Island were criticised for using suppliers that paid less than the minimum wage; and Uber attracts almost weekly controversy for their treatment of office-based and taxi-driving workers.

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Comments (1)

  • Sir
    Wed, 15 Mar 2017 1:51pm GMT
    How are companies meant to remain competitive in a tough market if they have to pay inflated minimum wage rates and allow ludicrously long breaks (non-productive time) for employees to go home and be with their families.
    So many companies increasingly operating in this way is testimony that employees will have to go the extra mile for their employers or risk losing their job altogether.
    This isn't just a 'rogue' employer or two, this is the essential future of the global market.
    At least that's what a management consultant on £1000 a day told me - so it must be true - she really knows her stuff.


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