Criticisms mount against Boohoo inquiry

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LEICESTER – The Labour Behind the Label initiative has added its voice to criticism of Boohoo’s QC-led inquiry into allegations of workers’ rights abuses in its UK supply chain.

It comes after the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) refused to give evidence to the investigation, led by barrister Alison Levitt QC, criticising the focus of the probe and questioning its independence.

Labour Behind the Label has agreed to give evidence – but its submission contains a string of criticisms of the review into claims that garment workers in Leicester factories, which supply Boohoo, are paid as little as Ā£3.50 per hour and that factory conditions contributed to a coronavirus spike in the city.

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