Ad
Ad
Ad
Ad
Ad
Ad
© ngweikeong dreamstime.com General | July 18, 2014

CLW not entirely satisfied with Samsung's reaction

While the non-profit organisation seems happy about the fact that Something was done after exposing the existence of child labor and other serious labor violations at Shinyang Electronics; China Labor Watch still sees a lot to be wished for.
Samsung conducted a follow-up investigation and stated in a press release “Samsung decided to temporarily suspend business with the factory in question as it found evidences of suspected child labor at the worksite.” (Evertiq reported).

Samsung went on to say that if the illegal employment of child labour at Shinyang is confirmed, it will permanently halt business with Shinyang. And it is this particular sentence that the group is reacting to. "The suspension of business with Shinyang will lead to lay-offs of hundreds of workers who are not to blame for the mistakes made by Shinyang management and labor dispatch companies."

CLW demands that Samsung takes responsibility for fair and legal compensation of these workers, should any business cooperation with the company be terminated.

"Samsung plays a key role in causing labor violations in its supply chain. While manufacturers are not innocent of breaking fundamental labor regulations, they are doing so in order to adapt to Samsung’s stringent time and price demands. These factories maintain slim profits by suppressing labor costs. If Samsung, who earned $8.2 billion last quarter, wants to prevent child labor, unpaid and excessive overtime, abuse of student workers, blank labor contracts, a lack of safety training, and other legal violations, then it will adjust its purchasing practices accordingly. Ultimately, Samsung must invest in more legal and ethical labor conditions."

Comments

Please note the following: Critical comments are allowed and even encouraged. Discussions are welcome. Verbal abuse, insults and racist / homophobic remarks are not. Such comments will be removed.
Further details can be found here.
Ad
Ad
Load more news
September 26 2017 2:48 PM V8.7.3-1