Just now the South Korean electronics giant Samsung Electronics Co. had a billion-dollar loss in a copyright fight with competitor smartphone maker Apple, and now it was the labor rights group that accused the company for abusing workers in China plants and illegally using child labor.
This labor right group is the New York based, China Labor Watch. During its investigation into eight factories of Samsung in China, it discovered that a number of employees there were forced to work for more than 100 hours every month and they were not even paid accordingly. Apart from this, many children were also found working in the plants, which was illegal.
According to China Labor Watch, the investigation at six Samsung-owned plants and two suppliers also showed that no such safety measures were being followed there. Workers were neither given the protective clothing nor other kinds of precautionary measures, were followed.
Another accuse that the group found at Samsung was, the employees working there were not at all allowed to sit during their shifts. And they were many a times abused both physically and verbally.
In response to the allegations, Samsung has politely accepted the mistakes. It further stated increasing production demands to be the main cause of such poor working conditions.
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