Amazon’s Kindle and Echo Dot: serious labour violations in China at Foxxconn factory

Cover of China Labour Watch Report

In 2017 Amazon earned over $3 billion in profit, reaching record highs that exceeded Wall Streets expectations . This information is difficult to correlate with the new report that has been recently released by the NGO China Labour Watch.

The new report details the oppressive labour conditions faced by dispatch workers at Amazon’s factories in China .     ... →

Abuse of migrant workers in Thai Chicken production

The four major companies producing broiler chicken in Thailand have been shown to violate labour rights in the production facilities. The companies Charoen Pokphand Foods PCL, Laemthong Corporation Group, Centaco Group and Saha Farms Group are found to have in particular, violated the rights of vulnerable migrant workers in the industry.

An investigation by Finnwatch in September 2015 looked at six large factories in six Thai provinces.   ... →

Kik must pay – campaign for Kik to keep its promises.

Three years have past since the largest industrial accident in Pakistan’s history, an industrial disaster leaving 254 dead and 55 seriously injured. On 11 September 2012 the factory Ali Enterprises went up in flames, in which the workers’ were supplying clothing for its main customer Kik.[1] Workers were trapped behind locked doors and windows and unable to escape the blaze.   ... →

Neue Vorwürfe gegen Samsung: Kinderarbeit in Zulieferfabrik entdeckt

 The Samsung booth display at CES 2009 | Bild (Ausschnitt): © Ben Franske [GNU Free Documentation Licence] - Wikimedia Commons

Erneut schwere Vorwürfe gegen Samsung: Bei einem Zulieferer des Elektronikherstellers müssen Kinder unter ausbeuterischen Bedingungen arbeiten, bis zu 11 Stunden am Tag, teilweise unbezahlt. Das wirft die US-amerikanische Organisation China Labour Watch dem Elektronikriesen in einem neuen Bericht vor. Die neuen Anschuldigungen könnten dem Unternehmen schwer zu Schaden kommen.

Im Juni dieses Jahres sendete die Organisation China Labour Watch einen Ermittler in die chinesische Fabrik Shinyang Electronics, die für Samsung produziert.   ... →

Walmart: Slave labour in Shrimp Production

Shrimp was once a luxury food, but today it is available in all supermarkets at a cheap price, but at what cost for the workers and producers? The Guardian UK has undertaken an investigation in Thailand over a six month period and has reported on severe conditions for those working in the industry in Thailand. Their investigation has shown that men are being bought and sold like animals, most foreign workers are sold to a boat for about 300 Euro and are often held under threat of extreme violence for years.   ... →