Samsung finds illegal work practices
Samsung Electronics has admitted it has found illegal work practices, including excessive overtime, after an audit of 105 of its Chinese suppliers – although it has given them two more years to eliminate it.
The audit of 65,000 employees follows accusations by China Labor Watch, an independent labour rights group based in New York, which alleged in August that Samsung suppliers hired children and operated “inhumane” working conditions.
However, Samsung says it has found no evidence of child labour, having carried out face-to-face checks on all staff aged under 18. – (Guardian service)