Against the odds: Yoohoo! DHL rides to boohoo's corporate rescue
Holding out for a hero
Last week, The Lancashire Telegraph reported:
The Times newspaper infiltrated the warehouse, which has been operating in Burnley for 12 years, by sending a reporter to spend a month there working as a warehouse operative – known as a picker.
In a video taken by the reporter, colleagues at the Willow Hill Road warehouse said they were forced to work in 36-degree heat, but despite the temperatures managers refused extra breaks due to demands for targets.
The video article also captured the moment the reporter was lambasted for not hitting his targets yet during his shifts, with warnings of further punishments if he didn’t step it up.
He described how some staff told him they were suffering from foot and leg injuries due to the pressures of the job, and said he himself had become reliant on energy drinks to do the work and his sleep had suffered as a result of the working conditions…