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[DOC] Clean Computers Campaign: Report on Labour Rights in the Computer Industry in China [English summary translation]
Author: Students and Scholars against Corporate Misbehaviour (SACOM), Published on: 10 January 2007
[Original report in Chinese. Title translation and following summary of the report's key points, provided by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre with authorization by SACOM.]
An investigation of 13 Shenzhen electronics factories producing components for many well-known brand names found widespread labour abuses including issues such as:
child labour, excessive overtime and overtime pay below legal minimum, maximum working hours, marital and sick leave, maternity leave, pregnancy, marital status and disability discrimination, minimum wage and social insurance. The thirteen factories are: Bestec, Chicony Electronics, Delta Electronics (part of Delta Group), Glory Faith PCB (part of Kingboard Chemical Holdings), Lixun Precision Industry, Minfeng Plastic Products (owned by Cheng Loong Corp.), Plato Electronic (owned by Unimicron Technology, which is part of UMC), Shenzhen Baoan Shixia Fittec (HK) Electronics Factory (part of Fittec International), Shenzhen Yonghong Factory (owned by Shenzhen Zhonghan Science & Tech Co. Ltd.), Volex Cable Assembly (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd (part of Volex Group), Xinhao Precision Parts Factory, Xinmei Electronic Plastics Factory and Yixin Plastics & Electronics. The 47 brands, according to SACOM, that these factories produce for are: Acer, Apple, Asrock, Asus, BYD, Canon, Compaq, Datang Telecom, Dell, Delta, Dongju, Elecom, Epson, Evoc, Founder, Foxconn, Fujitsu, Gateway, Greatwall, Hancheng, Hanhua, HP, Huawei, IBM, Kinpo Electronics, Konka, Lenovo, LG, Maxim Integrated Products, Microsoft, Motorola, NEC, Nokia, Nortel, Panasonic, Philips, Ruijie (formerly Start), Samsung, Sharp, Siemens, Sony, TCL, Toshiba, Trigem, Tsinghua Tongfang, ZSSoft and ZTE.
Related companies: Acer Apple ASRock Asus Bestec Power Electronics BYD Canon Compaq (part of HP) Datang Telecom Technology Dell Delta Electronics Epson (part of Seiko) Evoc Intelligent Technology Fittec International Foxconn (part of Hon Hai) Fujitsu Fujitsu Technology Solutions (part of Fujitsu) Gateway Hon Hai HP (Hewlett-Packard) Huawei Technologies IBM Konka Lenovo LG Electronics (part of LG Corp.) Matsushita (now Panasonic) Microsoft Motorola NEC Nokia Nortel Networks Panasonic Royal Philips Electronics Ruijie Networks (Part of Start Group) Samsung Seiko Sharp Siemens Sony TCL Corporation Toshiba Trigem Tsinghua Tongfang ZTE