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12 August 2008

K'NEX Sesame Street Workers in China Win Sunday Off, a 16 Percent Wage Increase, and Have Their Hours Cut Nearly in Half!

Author: National Labor Committee [USA]

The young workers say they are "very happy" now, and with the positive changes they would like to keep working at the Kai Da [Hoi Da] Toy Factory. In the past there was a huge and constant turnover rate at the plant…While…K'NEX and Sesame Street [Hoi...

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11 August 2008

China: National Labor Committee criticises International Council of Toy Industries over failed monitoring of Kai Da factory

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11 August 2008

K’NEX Links International Council of Toy Industries to Sweatshop Sesame Street Toys Made at the Abusive Kai Da Factory in China

Author: National Labor Committee [USA]

In July, K’NEX admitted to having a nine year “partnership” with the Kai Da / Hoida Factory in Shenzhen…K’NEX President, Michael Araten, responding to an inquiry by the Business and Human Rights Resource Center wrote: “We contract with the Hoida...

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6 August 2008

Ethical Consumer says toy production often linked to human rights abuses - highlights ethical toy firms Holz Toys, Maya Organic

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6 August 2008

National Labor Committee report "Nightmare on Sesame Street" & company responses

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

In July 2008 National Labor Committee issued its report "Nightmare on Sesame Street", alleging abuses including child labour, excessive working hours & poor housing conditions at Hoida (Kai Da) factory in Shenzhen, China. The factory produces...

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1 August 2008

Response by K'NEX: National Labor Committee alleges abuses at Hoida factory in Shenzhen, China, producing "Ernie" toys.

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