Merton Company Limited

Date Company Accusation City / Area / Country Source Tags Media

(Merton Company Limited)
Investigation uncovers 18 sets of legal and ethical violations, including 84 to 110 hours of monthly overtime, up to 13-hour working days, as well as hot and crowded dormitories, in 6 toy factories.ChinaChina Labor WatchDiscrimination, Excessive Work Hours, Non-Living Wage, Occupational Hazard, Pollution, Unpaid Wages
29/10/2009Merton Company LimitedReport uncovers: excessive worker overtime (123 hours/month); 6 days/week workload;  low monthly wages ($206-$221 including overtime); and student workers at factory (~10,000 people) producing plastic toys.  Dongguan, Guangdong, ChinaChina Labor WatchChild Labor, Excessive Work Hours, Non-Living Wage, Occupational Hazard, Unpaid Overtime
22/07/2006Merton Company LimitedWorkers protest against meager wages and poor living conditions at toy factory.Dongguan, Guangdong, ChinaChina Labor WatchNon-Living Wage
Merton Company LimitedWorkers at toy factory toil for 12.5 hours/day, spend 16.5 hours in the factory overall, and have to work all night during delivery rush. Average salary per hour is 13 cents.  17-20 people sleep in one room. The factory uses various toxic materials. Many workers got their hands burned.Dongguan, Guangdong, ChinaChina Labor WatchExcessive Work Hours, Injuries & Diseases, Inspection Fraud, Non-Living Wage, Occupational Hazard, Union Repression