Tue Sep 4, 2012, 09:25 AM
onehandle (38,768 posts)
Samsung to review 250 Chinese suppliers for labor violations
SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co said on Monday it would inspect 250 Chinese companies which make products for the South Korean firm to ensure no labor laws are broken after a U.S.-based group accused one of its suppliers of using child labor.
Samsung also said its audit into working conditions at an HEG Electronics facility in Huizhou in southern China found no under-aged workers. New York-based China Labor Watch said last month seven children younger than 16 were working in the factory that makes phones and DVD players for Samsung.
But Samsung said the audit identified several instances of inadequate management and potentially unsafe practices such as overtime beyond local regulations, improper safety measures and a system of fines for tardiness or absences.
"Samsung has demanded that HEG immediately improve its working conditions... If HEG fails to meet Samsung's zero tolerance policy on child labor, the contract will be immediately severed," Samsung said in a statement.
Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/samsung-review-250-chinese-suppliers-labor-violations-132917836--finance.html?_esi=1
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Tue Sep 4, 2012, 09:53 AM
davidpdx (11,954 posts)
1. That's not the only problem Samsung has...
Here is a link to a media source in South Korea regarding employees dying of cancer in semiconductor factories:
(There are also some good articles about North Korea on there as well if anyone is interested. Note: This is not my site, but I am an expat in South Korea that reads this often)