China Labor Watch Reports Forced, Excessive Overtime Hours, Unpaid Labor, Discrimination At Samsung Factories

Posted on Sep 6 2012 - 4:51am by Editorial Staff

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With Tuesday report confirmed that Samsung to review 250 suppliers for labor violations, China Labor Watch reports worker abuse, underage employment at Samsung factories. According to China Labor Watch report released this week, the organization discovered “severe labor abuses” at six Samsung-owned factories and two of its suppliers.

The abuses on employees at eight factories, includes forced and excessive overtime hours, unpaid labor, and physical and verbal abuse with forced to stand for up to 12 hours at a time, and discrimination based on age, gender, and personal appearance.

China Labor Watch conducted its study from May to August this year and examines eight China-based factories, which employs some 24,000 people. These factories produce variety of Samsung products, including mobile phones, displays, DVD players, and home appliances. China Labor Watch spokesman Kevin Slaten told Bloomberg that labor abuses “aren’t restricted to Samsung and are a problem in the electronics industry.”

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