Charter for Nail Bar owners

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-06-17
Session date: 
June 17, 2015
Reference: 
2015/1938
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

The Mayor of New York has looked into conditions in nail bars in New York and arranged a day of action to inform employees of their rights. Would you consider a similar initiative in London?

Answer

Answer for Charter for Nail Bar owners

Answer for Charter for Nail Bar owners

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As far as I am aware, the Mayoral initiative in New York focuses on "exploitative conditions and health risks" (New York Times) and aims to raise employees' awareness of their rights.

If a similar level of poor working conditions was found to be in London I expect the Health and Safety Executive to investigate this and take action.