Description: New York-based China Labor Watch has recently conducted a six month investigation into eight Samsung factories in China. The investigation has unearthed issues that include safety, work hours and underage workers.
Date: September 5th, 2012
Fresh off a billion-dollar loss in a patent fight with rival smartphone maker Apple Inc., embattled Samsung Electronics Co. now finds itself accused by a labour rights group of mistreating workers in China and illegally using child labour.
The New York based-China Labor Watch said its investigation into workplace conditions at eight factories in China showed some employees were working more than 100 hours per month of overtime and that children were knowingly employed. Read Rest of Story
Questions for discussion:
1. What was Samsung’s response?
2. Which other mobile manufacturer has recently come under employment scrutiny and why?