Report Cites Labor Infractions by Wal-Mart Supplier in China – Jennifer 8. Lee

The National Labor Committee has released a report which says that at a factory which produces Christmas tree ornaments for Wal-Mart, “every single labor law in China, along with internationally recognized worker rights standards, are being systematically violated on a daily basis.” From the New York Times:

Wal-Mart Stores said today that it would begin an investigation into labor conditions at a Chinese factory that supplies Wal-Mart with Christmas ornaments, after the National Labor Committee released a report [pdf] asserting that Chinese teenagers at the factory worked for less than the legal minimum wage.

The ornaments in question come from the Guangzhou Huangya Gift Company, one of the largest Christmas ornament factories in China, which has 8,000 employees and is a supplier to a number of American and European companies. [Full text]

The full report from NLC is available here. See also a video taken by NLC from inside the factory:

December 12, 2007 10:03 PM
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