Date Company Accusation City / Area / Country Source Tags Media
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
30/06/2016
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01/02/2016

(Supplier Of H&M (Hennes & Mauritz))
(Supplier Of C&A)
Labor concerns at garment factory (300 workers): non-living wages; daily base wage 3,600 kyat (€2.71); regular work 60 -68 hours/week; unpaid overtime if production target isn't met; child labor (16-18 years of age); workers do not receive any health and safety training; protective gear provided only when buyers visit the factory; high temperatures; most workers don't have a social security card; workers afraid of dismissal if they join a trade union.Yangon Region, Myanmar (Burma)SOMOChild Labor, Excessive Work Hours, Inspection Fraud, Non-Living Wage, Occupational Hazard, Union Repression, Unpaid Overtime
30/06/2016
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01/02/2016

(Supplier Of Suitsupply)
Labor violations at garment factory (1,300 workers): non-living wages; daily base wage 2,700-3,600 kyat (€2.03 - €2.71); occasions of workers toiling for less than legal minimum wage; unpaid overtime if production target isn't met; cases of child labor (16-18 years of age); workers working less than a year are not provided with social security; workers afraid to join a union.Yangon Region, Myanmar (Burma)SOMOChild Labor, Non-Living Wage, Union Repression, Unpaid Insurance, Unpaid Overtime
30/06/2016
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01/02/2016

(Supplier Of Lonsdale)
Labor issues at garment factory (1,600 workers): non-living wages; daily base wage 3,600 kyat (€2.71); cases of child labor (16-18 years of age); some workers were younger than 15 years old when they started at the factory; workers lack health and safety training; workers afraid to join a union.Yangon Region, Myanmar (Burma)SOMOChild Labor, Non-Living Wage, Occupational Hazard, Union Repression
31/07/2016
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01/03/2016

(Supplier Of H&M (Hennes & Mauritz))
Labor violations at garment factory (2,600 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; 2-3/month workers have to work until 2am (16 hours/day); workers afraid of losing their job if they join a union.Ashulia, Dhaka, BangladeshSOMOExcessive Work Hours, Non-Living Wage, Union Repression
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
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
01/02/2007Kent Adhesive Products Co.
(Supplier Of Tsukuba Die-casting Corporation)
(Supplier Of Acer)
(Supplier Of Toshiba)
Labor violations at factory (500 workers) manufacturing coated hard disc frames: 12 hour daily shifts, 6 days/week (72 hours/week); forced overtime;  inadequate safety precautions; various reports of diseases (bronchitis, dizziness, sinusitis) stemming from chemical odour; union formation strictly prohibited by management; discrimination over contract workers; descrimination over worker sexual orientation.    Cavite PhilippinesSOMODiscrimination, Excessive Work Hours, Forced Overtime, Occupational Hazard, Union Repression
01/02/2007Tsukuba Die-casting Corporation
(Supplier Of Toshiba)
(Supplier Of Acer)
(Supplier Of Kent Adhesive Products Co.)
Labor concerns at factory (1,000 employees) supplying aluminium base for HDDs: 12 hour daily shifts, 6-7 days/week (72-84 hours/week); compulsury overtime; workers indicate their wage is not a living wage; union repression.Cavite Economic Zone, PhilippinesSOMOExcessive Work Hours, Forced Overtime, Non-Living Wage, Occupational Hazard, Union Repression
01/02/2007Micro-device Technology
(Owned by Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal)
(Supplier Of Acer)
(Supplier Of Samsung)
(Supplier Of Toshiba)
(Supplier Of Nokia)
(Supplier Of Panasonic)
(Supplier Of P.IMES Corp)
Union formation is strictly prohibited by management at factory (900 workers) producing electronics.    PhilippinesSOMOForced Overtime, Union Repression