Before Black Friday, “The Times” denounces the working conditions in a “fast fashion” warehouse
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“Jail.” “Never work here.” These are messages left by former employees on the floor of the Boohoo warehouse in Burnley, near Manchester. “Some on the site call themselves slaves,” Explain The Times. For a month, journalist Tom Ball traveled from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. this hangar of the British brand of fast fashion. A shift punctuated by two half-hour breaks. “including one unpaid”, he specifies, “physically and mentally exhausted from the experience.”

Tom Ball held the position of picker (literally “picker”), or order picker, paid 11 pounds per hour (12.75 euros). “This bucolic-looking job title [en anglais] says nothing of the painful and demoralizing tasks it covers, to the point that employees are often treated less as human beings than as replaceable and drudgery workers.” Once the c

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