Samsung cuts ties with manufacturing unit following youngster labor findings
Samsung has introduced that it has suspended dealings with certainly one of its manufacturing companions after an activist group discovered “critical and protracted” labor violations at a facility in China. China Labor Watch investigated Dongyang Shinyang Electronics and located a number of situations the place at the least three underage women have been employed to work 12-hour shifts making elements for Samsung’s telephones. The report additionally alleges extra widespread points on the manufacturing unit, together with a scarcity of security coaching or gear, refusing to rent male staff and forcing staff to work as much as one hundred twenty hours of extra time — greater than 3 times the authorized restrict.
Samsung has issued a public assertion saying that it’ll not supply elements from the manufacturing unit pending a full investigation. For its half, Dongyang Shinyang claims that a native employment company is liable for hiring its personnel, and would have intervened in the event that they “had any concept what was happening.” For now, nevertheless, Chinese language authorities are concerned, and if the claims are discovered to be true, then Samsung will sever ties with its former companion for good.
[Image credit: China Labor Watch]