Target: Nick Beighton, CEO of ASOS
Goal: Create a safer, more friendly workplace environment for the employees of ASOS.
Numerous findings of abuse and exploitation have been found at ASOS’s northern England warehouse. Employees have said that they have been banned from taking toilet or water breaks. They are reportedly required to meet stringent targets for order picks. If those targets are not met, they are reprimanded. Their shifts have been cancelled without warning. Their shifts have also been extended without permission. They have worked hours without pay. They have been fired for calling in sick. They have even been subject to invasive surveillance on the part of supervisors.
These are not conditions any human being should be forced to work under. Men and women struggled for years in order to obtain safe and fair working conditions. ASOS is a company that makes millions of dollars every single year; It should be able to enact safer workplace conditions and be able to properly pay employees. However, instead ASOS is reportedly taking advantage of its employees, many of whom have no other skill or career to turn to.
Sign the petition to demand that ASOS enact safer working conditions and treat its hardworking employees with the respect they deserve.
Dear Mr. Beighton,
Several investigations have uncovered shocking conditions in ASOS’s warehouse in the northern part of England. Your employees, the ones that work hard to pick and prepare orders to be shipped around the world, are being seriously mistreated. They are forbidden from taking breaks. They work without pay. They are spied on by supervisors. They are even fired for being ill.
As a million-dollar company, you have a duty to take care of the men and women who have made your success possible. Instead, your company takes advantage of them. Your company exploits them. I demand that you take steps to make your company’s warehouse, and all of your company’s stores and sites, safer for your hardworking and deserving employees.
[Your Name Here]
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