Belgian police and army uniforms are made in Romanian factories with Belgian owners, by seamstresses who can barely make a living from their wages. What is wrong with our public tenders? "As long as price remains the most important award criterion, someone always pays the price.
Why do Belgian companies produce the clothing of government employees more than two thousand kilometres from our country? The workers' payslips, which the investigators were able to look into, provide the answer.
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Sociale dumping: waarom 'Made in Europe' géén duurzaamheidslabel is, Knack, 08/07/2020.
- “Politie- en legeruniformen worden gemaakt door onderbetaalde Roemeense arbeiders in slechte arbeidsomstandigheden”, HLN.be, 08/07/2020. (in Dutch)
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Belgische uniformen geproduceerd in slechte omstandigheden, WSM.be, 08/07/2020.