HAMBURG – German retailer Tchibo has called for Europe-wide regulations to improve working conditions and wages in textile supply chains. The business claims voluntary initiatives are not enough, and lead to a situation where businesses are competing on an unlevel playing field, with some taking sustainable actions while others lag behind. The business has also called on national governments and the global textile sector to put their weight behind ACT, the first global framework on living wages in the garment sector which is underpinned by collective bargaining between brands, employee groups and factory owners.
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