Western Digital

Date Company Accusation City / Area / Country Source Tags Media
27/08/2014JCY International
(Supplier Of Western Digital)
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 Western Digital)
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
01/02/2007Western DigitalLabor violations at HDD factory (8,000 employees): wage discrimination over agency workers; discrimination over pregnant women; workers state wages are not enogh to cover living costs; 12 hour daily shifts; 7 days/week during peak season (10 months/year); compulsury overtime; industrial hygiene concerns.Navanakorn Industrial Estate, ThailandSOMODiscrimination, Excessive Work Hours, Forced Overtime, Non-Living Wage, Occupational Hazard
(Supplier Of Western Digital)
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 Western Digital)
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