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

The National 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 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 .

The ornaments in question come from the Huangya Gift , 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 . [Full text]

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

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