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Worker Abuse Reported at Samsung Factories

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hash.era
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Re: Excellent point !!!!
hash.era   2/23/2013 10:37:43 PM
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Exactly SP. You need laws or policies or whatever which can be executed in practical issues. No law carries any value if its not being utilized in ptactical scenarios/

Mr. Roques
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Re: Chinese labour conditions are bad
Mr. Roques   9/21/2012 5:20:44 PM
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What share of the responsibility should the Chinese gvmnt take? They should look after their workers and I'm sure they have enough power to penalize Apple, Samsung or any other company if they find abuses.

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Barbara Jorgensen   9/10/2012 8:21:35 AM
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@Jacob: this repot was only for China, and not all of Samsung's factories in China. It was also issed by an organization called China Labor Watch. This doesn't necessarily mean these conditions don't exist elsewhere--the spotlight is on China. of course. But Apple, Nike, Hitachi and NEC, just to name a few, have also faced such charges regarding China. As I point out in my blog, I don't think this is a coincidence: China as a government seems to allow, if not enable, this knif of environemnt.

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Jacob   9/10/2012 5:48:50 AM
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Barbara, this is only for their facilities in China or any other countries. It seems that in China, in almost all factories or production facilities, workers rights are get violating. Once I had been in China and while visiting various factories I had noticed that there are no any humanitarian concerns with any of authorities. They forced them to work overtime without pay or compensatory offs.

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Re: Excellent point !!!!
SP   9/10/2012 4:07:25 AM
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Well the laws are only on paper. They can be easily altered or misinterpreted. The cost and harrassment of legal journey is huge and its the individual who pays for it not the system or the organization or the government. So people normally give in or try to move on to a different career or migrate to diferent countries. Also population being huge its easy to get replacement also. And Samsung being a Korean (non US) company I guess they may not take this matter so serious as Apple took because of the culture difference. In US the human rights are pretty strongly adhered to and the law being so strict and also acted upon that not many break them. Even if in any case there are exceptions they first accept it and allow proper investigations. And of course investigations gets over in due time and results come out.

hash.era
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Re: Excellent point !!!!
hash.era   9/10/2012 3:05:24 AM
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Nemos: Yes it does not matter how much you get or what your position is if you do not have a good working envirionment. Working envioronment is something which we do not bother most of the time when we select a job but after joining we feel the importance of the envioronment and its too late to adjust. I simply cant understand where the laws are ?

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Nemos   9/9/2012 6:33:38 PM
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Many ... , I was working in a similar working environment and I can tell you that the feeling is terrible .And I want to mention this , if you lose a job with such bad working conditions the only thing that you will miss is some money but if you continue to work you lose every day your dignity. I know that it sounds big words and I am not in the same position with a really poor worker in China or in Africa but from my small journey to this world until now I have learnt not to compromise myself with anything that underestimate me. 

 

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Re: Excellent point !!!!
bolaji.ojo   9/9/2012 6:04:27 PM

The West can try to put pressure on the Chinese government but the record in this respect hasn't been great. They haven't been very successful in forcing China where the issue of labor is concerned.

The Chinese government has to consider what is best for its citizens, believe it and actively pursue the best course of action to achieve those goals. From where we stand that doesn't seem to be the case. Are we right and they wrong? I don't know.

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bolaji.ojo   9/9/2012 5:48:46 PM
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You don't allow third-party monitoring before doing first-party monitoring. If Samsung had not done its own internal monitoring, which the company obviously had not done, then it wouldn't want external parties reviewing the situation at its partners. It will probably invite third-party monitors after conducting the first round.

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Re: Excellent point !!!!
Susan Fourtané   9/9/2012 11:09:10 AM
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Nemos, 

Can you imagine how many local companies could be suffering the same and workers don't say anything because they fear to lose their jobs? 

-Susan 

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