IKEA: Respect the Rights of the Workers

The Building and Wood Worker’s International (BWI) has been receiving alarming reports from the Swedwood plant in Danville, USA. Workers have reported that they have been dismissed just for saying they would welcome joining a union to protect their rights. Other reports claim that some managers are discriminating against workers. Clearly all is not well at this factory, which a few years ago was opened by IKEA’s subsidiary Swedwood, in the small town of Danville in the state of Virginia in the USA. Swedwood is 100% owned by the IKEA group and has its headquarters in Sweden, the home of IKEA. Swedwood is the company which produces more wood furniture products than any other for IKEA and probably produces more furniture than any other company in the world.