Merton Company Limited [China] - Products: McDonalds, Disney, Hasbro, Mattel, Warner, Paramount, Franklin Mint and DC Comics Factory - Workers work 12.5 hours per day

Author: Li Qiang, China Labor Watch, Published on: 1 November 2001

There is no overtime pay...After all kinds of deductions, the average salary per hour is 13 cents. Many workers have to work 120 days consecutively before getting one day off...To fight for their rights, the workers have organized strikes, tried to form an independent union, and often confronted the factory. In one of such incidents, the local authority sent several hundred armed police to crack down, more than 50 workers were arrested. [Franklin Mint is part of Roll International]

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Related companies: DC Comics (part of Time Warner) Franklin Mint Hasbro Mattel McDonald's Merton Company Roll International Time Warner