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[PDF] "Dark Side of Cyberspace: Inside the Sweatshops of China's Computer Hardware Production"

Author: SACOM (Hong Kong) and WEED (Germany), Published on: 1 December 2008

...The study is based on 45 interviews conducted with employees of two suppliers of well-known computer companies. It paints an alarming picture of the working conditions in this industry.In the cases of...Compeq Technology (supplier of Dell, Lenovo, a.o.) and Excelsior Electronics [part of PC Partner] (supplier of Fujitsu Siemens Computers, a.o.) there are massive violations of the national labour law, the Conventions of the International Labour Organisation, and the brand companies’ own codes of conduct. “The workers are under great stress. This is not only owed to overtime work, but also to the strict factory regime...” says Charles Ho from SACOM…[refers also to AMD, Apple, Intel, Motorola, Nokia, Sony]

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Related companies: Advanced Micro Devices Apple Compeq Dell Excelsior (part of PC Partner) Fujitsu Fujitsu Siemens (part of Fujitsu) Fujitsu Technology Solutions (part of Fujitsu) Intel Lenovo Motorola Nokia PC Partner Sony