Date Company Accusation City / Area / Country Source Tags Media
29/07/2013
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01/03/2013
RiTeng Computer Accessory Co., Ltd.
(Subsidiary of Pegatron Group)
(Supplier Of Apple)
Labor violations at factory producing exterior components for computers: hiring discrimination over gender and age (below 35 years old); inadequate training; work 7 days/week during peak season (126 hours of monthly overtime); 14 hour monthly unpaid overtime; 12 hour daily shifts; more if daily quota isn't met; coerced overtime; work while standing for some workers; inadequate fire protection; 40 confirmed student workers (16 - 18 years old); base salary inadequate to cover basic needs ($233 month) ($1.34 per hour); workers dependent on overtime; workers trained by management during audit visits; wastewater poured into the sewage system.Shanghai, ChinaChina Labor WatchChild Labor, Discrimination, Excessive Work Hours, Forced Overtime, Inspection Fraud, Non-Living Wage, Occupational Hazard, Pollution, Unpaid Overtime
17/02/2016SamsungInterviews underline labor concerns at Samsung facility (~2, 500 workers) manufacturing air-conditions and refrigerators: salaries not enough to meet monthly expenses and to provide for their families; monthly wages between Rs 6,200 - Rs 12,000 ($92 - $178); hiring of contract workers/apprentices for the same work, but lower pay; 10-11 hour daily shifts during high season, 6-7 days/week; cases of unpaid overtime wage; compulsory overtime; workers victimised, dismissed, or put under pressure to resign, if they attempt to unionise.Sungavarchatram, Tamil Nadu, IndiaGood ElectronicsExcessive Work Hours, Forced Overtime, Non-Living Wage, Union Repression, Unpaid Overtime
31/07/2016
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01/03/2016

(Supplier Of Kmart)
(Supplier Of C&A)
(Supplier Of H&M (Hennes & Mauritz))
Labor concerns at garment factory (4,680 workers): non-living wages; monthly base wages between BDT 5,300 - BDT 14,084 (€ 61.90 - € 164.50); and work regularly over 60 hour/week; workers are forced to work overtime during urgent shipments; workers afraid of losing their job if they join a union.Ashulia, Dhaka, BangladeshSOMOExcessive Work Hours, Forced Overtime, Non-Living Wage, Union Repression
29/07/2013
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01/03/2013
AVY Precision Technology Ltd.
(Subsidiary of Pegatron Group)
(Supplier Of Apple)
(Supplier Of Panasonic)
(Supplier Of Hewlett-Packard (HP))
(Supplier Of Nokia)
(Supplier Of Acer)
(Supplier Of ASUS)
(Supplier Of Sony)
(Supplier Of Dell)
(Supplier Of Sanyo)
Labor violations at factory (3,000 employees) manufacturing exterior computer parts: forced labor; ID's withheld for 3-14 days preventing workers from leaving the factory; hiring discrimination over age groups (above 35 years old) and workers with tattoos; discrimination against pregnant women;  insufficient training procedure; 12 hour daily shifts (~136 hours monthly overtime); work 20- 31  days month; unpaid 14 hours of monthly overtime; mandatory overtime; base wage cannot meet basic needs ($240.95); workers rely on overtime; 80% of employees work while standing; factory disposes cutting solution to sewage system; chemical hazard; injuries; dispatch workers don't recieve social insurance; worker harassement and scolding if quota isn't met.Suzhou, Jiangsu, ChinaChina Labor WatchAbusive Management, Discrimination, Excessive Work Hours, Forced Labor, Forced Overtime, Injuries & Diseases, Non-Living Wage, Occupational Hazard, Pollution, Unpaid Insurance, Unpaid Overtime
22/06/2016Dongguan Chenming Electronic Company Ltd
(Supplier Of International Business Machines Corporation (IBM))
(Supplier Of Hewlett-Packard (HP))
(Supplier Of Acer)
(Supplier Of ASUS)
(Supplier Of Intel Corporation)
(Supplier Of Fujitsu)
(Supplier Of HTC)
(Supplier Of Huawei)
Labor concerns at factory (about 3,500 workers) manufacturing parts of electronic products: the factory does not strictly adhere to the terms of the employment contract; 12-13.5 daily work shifts; some shifts last up to 15 hours; workers must go 3 months without a single day off; forced labor is present at the factory; monthly wage is 2000 RMB (308USD); workers are not given any fire safety training; some reported injuries.Dongguan, Guangdong, ChinaChina Labor WatchAbusive Management, Excessive Work Hours, Forced Labor, Forced Overtime, Injuries & Diseases, Occupational Hazard
13/06/2016Lam Sun Plastic Products Co. Ltd.
(Supplier Of Disney)
(Supplier Of Famosa)
(Supplier Of Spin Master)
(Supplier Of Crayola)
Labor issues at toy factory: workers often work more than 60 hours/week; more than 90 overtime hours/month; age discrimination (bellow 40 years old); sex discrimination at assembly department; compulsory overtime; "wages are abysmally low" in injection, assembly and printing departments (8.7 RMB/hour or 1.3 USD/hour); often find foreign matters in their food, and leftovers will be resold in the next meal; workers are exposed to a variety of toxic chemicals without protective equipment.Dongguan, Guangdong, ChinaChina Labor WatchDiscrimination, Excessive Work Hours, Forced Overtime, Non-Living Wage, Occupational Hazard
13/06/2016Zhenyang Toy Co. Ltd.
(Supplier Of Smoby)
(Supplier Of MGA Entertainment)
(Supplier Of Disney)
(Supplier Of NSI International)
(Supplier Of Buengna)
(Supplier Of Stanley Black & Decker)
(Supplier Of 3D Coin Art)
Labor issues at toy factory: 12 hour daily shifts during peak season (May - October), 6 days/week; too low wages; base wage is insufficient to cover workers living costs; 8.7 RMB/hour (1.3 USD/hour); workers work with toxic chemicals; in assembly room no protection equipment was offered other than a work hat; during peak season, applications for sick leave hardly get approved; the training officer required all workers to check the “I’m willing to work overtime” option without asking them.
Dongguan, Guangdong, ChinaChina Labor WatchExcessive Work Hours, Forced Overtime, Non-Living Wage, Occupational Hazard
30/04/2012
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01/01/2012
TOYO Precision Appliance Co., Ltd.
(Supplier Of Apple)
(Supplier Of Envada)
(Supplier Of Dafu)
(Supplier Of Dagong)
Labor concerns at factory (~1,000 workers) producing metal cases for laptops: age discrimination upon hiring (16 - 35 years old); use of student labor (as low as 16); 12-13.5 hour daily shifts; workers can only take off one day per month during peak season (monthly overtime may exceed 200 hours); verbally abusive management; workers complain over 'overwhelming' chemical odor; workers need to work overtime to make ends meet; average monthly pay is 3,000-3,500 RMB (≈$476-555).  Kunshan, Jiangsu, ChinaChina Labor WatchAbusive Management, Child Labor, Discrimination, Excessive Work Hours, Forced Overtime, Non-Living Wage, Occupational Hazard
28/11/2012
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01/10/2012
Foshan Nanhai Mattel Diecast Company
(Supplier Of Mattel)
(Supplier Of Fisher Price)
Labor concerns at factory (3,000 workers) manufacturing plastic toys: 12 hour daily work shifts; 26 days/month; compulsury overtime work; lack of living wage; no gloves provided to workers using toxic chemical thinner; no masks provided to workers in  spraying department; management discourages unionizing.Nanhai, Foshan, Guangdong, ChinaChina Labor WatchExcessive Work Hours, Forced Overtime, Non-Living Wage, Occupational Hazard, Union Repression
03/06/2011Xixing Electronics (Guangzhou) Co LtdWorker suddenly dies in his sleep. Family members allege his death is related to many hours of forced overtime.Luogang district, ChinaChina Labor WatchDeaths, Excessive Work Hours, Forced Overtime