Catcher Technology

Date Company Accusation City / Area / Country Source Tags Media
04/09/2014Catcher TechnologyTwo investigations throughout 2013-2014 find labor violations at factory (20,000 workers) including: excessive overtime nearly 100 hours/month, hazardous waste poured into a nearby river, unsafe working environment. Catcher workers have "suffered skin and eye irritation, and are at risk for more serious health problems" making tablet computers, smartphones and laptops.Suqian, ChinaChina Labor WatchAbusive Management, Child Labor, Discrimination, Excessive Work Hours, Forced Overtime, Inspection Fraud, Occupational Hazard, Pollution, Union Repression, Unpaid Insurance, Unpaid Overtime
Catcher TechnologyLabor concerns at factory (~14,000 workers) manufacturing components for laptops, digital cameras, and mobile devices: age discrimination upon hiring (16 - 30 years old); use of student labor (as low as 16); 12 hour daily shifts; during peak season (April to December), workers get at most two days a month and may not have a single day off for an entire month; verbally abusive management; the simple face masks that the factory provides do not effectively prevent workers from inhaling metal dust; a thick layer of metal particles was evident under workers’ nostrils; safety training to new workers nor do they inform workers of the inherent risks of their occupations; workers need to work overtime to make ends meet; average monthly salary  is approximately 2,900 RMB (≈$460).  Suzhou Industrial Park, Jiangsu, ChinaChina Labor WatchAbusive Management, Child Labor, Discrimination, Excessive Work Hours, Non-Living Wage, Occupational Hazard
Catcher Technology10.5 working hours per day, 7 days/week regardless of peak or off season. Workers are being scolded, if being slow. At times physical abuse is in order. Workers complain of strong toxic odors, when manufacturing mobile phones and cameras.Suzhou, Jiangsu, ChinaChina Labor WatchAbusive Management, Beatings & Violence, Discrimination, Excessive Work Hours, Occupational Hazard