Net-A-Porter 'putting fashion before people's lives'

Posted by GMB Admin
Thursday 26 March 2020
GMB Trade Union - Net-A-Porter 'putting fashion before people's lives'

GMB, British’s General Union, has accused on-line retailer Net-A-Porter of putting fasion before lives by refusing to shut during the Coronavirus crisis.

A total of 550 people work at the site in Charlton, South London and whilst the company claims they are encouraging social distancing, the logistics of the warehouse mean that this is simply not possible.

Mary Stump, GMB Organiser, said:

“The company are quite simply putting fashion before lives.

“This is a company with a turnover of more than £700 million, yet they insist on putting the whims of customers before the safety of their workforce.

“Now is not the time for us to be focussing on sending out expensive fashion items to people who can’t leave the house if it means workers are being exposed to needless contamination - not to mention the risk to Net-A-Porter customers.

“GMB calls on the company to follow government advice immediately and close the warehouse down before it's too late.”

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