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Toy industry tricked - New report reveals serious violations of workers’ rights in Chinese toy factories

Eight out of nine Chinese toy suppliers investigated in a new report by Fair Trade Center and SwedWatch are in breach of both national legislation and international conventions on workers’ rights. Seven out of the nine suppliers have systematically been cheating during social audits. The International Council of Toy Industries is now working on a global initiative to tackle these problems, but according to the new report, this initiative is not addressing the underlying causes. [refers to Disney, Wal-Mart, Mattel]

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