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China: Reports say factories supplying Wal-Mart employ child workers, refuse responsibility for worker injuries, violate wage laws - Wal-Mart says it aggressively monitors & corrects suppliers' labour problems

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16 December 2005

Labor Abuses Cited in Production of Wal-Mart Goods [China]

Author: Bloomberg, in Chinese Labor Watch

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. uses Chinese factories that deny workers overtime pay and maternity leave and pays them less than the local minimum wage, according to three reports released yesterday by labor monitoring groups... Lungcheong Toy factory [part of Lung Cheong International] in Guandong Province in southern China employs laborers younger than 16, the legal age limit, another report says. Workers at the factory, which also makes goods for Mattel...must sign forms saying the factory owner is not responsible for on-site injuries, according to the report... Wal-Mart says it has been aggressive in detecting and correcting labor problems in suppliers' factories... Bill Wertz, a spokesman for...Wal-Mart [said] "We and other retailers have very strict programs in place, and we do our very best to enforce standards in factories that we don't own"... [also refers to Guangzhou Huasheng, Panyu United]

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Article
1 December 2005

Holiday Cards of Abuse: Wal-Mart in China - What they do not want us to know

Author: China Labor Watch & National Labor Committee

[refers to Panyu United, Wal-Mart]

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1 December 2005

[PDF] Wal-Mart Sweatshop Toys Made in China - “Always Low Prices” Means Rolling Back Respect For Human Rights

Author: China Labor Watch & National Labor Committee

...serious human right violations continue unabated year after year at the Lungcheong Toy factory [part of Lung Cheong International]... [produces toys for Wal-Mart, Mattel, MGA Entertainment; also refers to Xingyue Toy, Tyco Toys (part of Mattel)]

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