Date Company Accusation City / Area / Country Source Tags Media
27/08/2014JCY International
(Supplier Of Hitachi)
Workers riot at JCY Int. factory, highlighting accusations of poor working conditions after the death of an employee.Johor MalaysiaReuters, Wall Street JournalDeaths, Negligence, Occupational Hazard
04/12/2011Hailiang Memory Equipment Company
(Owned by Hitachi)
1,000 workers go on strike to protest loss of seniority, low wages ($228 for new workers), withhold of worker overtime salaries and other grievances.Shenzhen, Guangdong, ChinaChina Labor WatchNon-Living Wage, Unpaid Overtime
Compal Electronics Technology
(Supplier Of Hitachi)
Low wages and 10 hour work time, including mandatory overtime manufacturing electronic devices. If production quotas are not met, additional mandatory overtime is in order. Poor working environment with no ventilation, no free masks, extremely loud noises and skin radiation.kunsham, Jiangsu, ChinaChina Labor WatchDiscrimination, Forced Overtime, Inspection Fraud, Occupational Hazard
(Suppliers Of Hitachi)
Report reveals that suppliers of computer components in the Philippines violated labour laws and codes of conduct of computer brands.PhilippinesSOMOAbusive Management, Beatings & Violence, Non-Living Wage, Occupational Hazard

Outsourcing and labour rights violations, constant work instability, unsafe practices, exposure to toxic materials and work related illnesses, and sexual harassment revealed by yearly report on labour conditions in Mexico.MexicoCEREALAbusive Management, Discrimination, Excessive Work Hours, Injuries & Diseases, Occupational Hazard, Sexual Harassment
(Part Of Hitachi)
Long hours (66 hourweeks) during peak production at factory (7,000 employees) manufacturing HDD component parts.Laguna, PhilippinesSOMOExcessive Work Hours
01/02/2007San Technology Inc
(Supplier Of Hitachi)
Labor issues at factory (2,000 employees) producing HDD materials: compulsury overtime; 12 hour daily shifts, 6-7 days/week (72-84 hours/week); union formation prevented by management in 2003.Cavite, PhilippinesSOMOExcessive Work Hours, Forced Overtime, Union Repression
(Supplier Of Hitachi)
Labor concerns at factory (3,600 employees) assemblying flip-chips for disk drivers: work 10,5 hours/day, 6 days/week; 7 days/week during peak season (3 months); forced overtime; intensive production rythms; workers are subject to degrading treatment.Ayutthaya, ThailandSOMOAbusive Management, Excessive Work Hours, Forced Overtime
(Supplier Of Hitachi)
Labor violations at factory (about 4,000 employees)producing hard disk drives: wage discrimination against contract workers; discrimination over pregnant women; workers feel forced to earn overtime income to cover basic needs; 10-12 hour daily shifts, 6-7 days/week; compulsury overtime.Navanakorn Industrial Estate, ThailandSOMODiscrimination, Excessive Work Hours, Forced Overtime, Non-Living Wage, Union Repression
(Supplier Of Hitachi)
Labor concerns at flip chip assembly factory (350 employees): management discourages formation of unions; 11.5 hours in total each day, 5-6 days/week (57.5-80.5 hours/week); 7 days/week during peak production (January-June); abusive management; no sufficient protective equipment.ThailandSOMOAbusive Management, Excessive Work Hours, Occupational Hazard, Union Repression
01/02/2007Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
(Supplier Of Hitachi)
Labor problems at factory (3,000 workers) producing electronics: does not allow union members; discrimination over pregnant women; wages insifficient to cover living costs; work 12 hours/day 5-6 days/week (60-72 hours/week); compulsury overtime.  ThailandSOMODiscrimination, Excessive Work Hours, Non-Living Wage, Union Repression
(Supplier Of Hitachi)
Labor concerns at factory (3,000 employees) producing flexible circuit interconnects: wages insufficient to cover living costs; compulsury overtime during peak production; limited protective equipment; regular occuring injuries and health problems.  Lamphun ThailandSOMOForced Overtime, Non-Living Wage, Occupational Hazard