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Article
16 July 2018

China: New phone with retractable camera reveals automatic activation of camera feature in certain applications raising concerns about monitoring

Author: Oiwan Lam, Global Voices (Netherlands)

"Chinese mobile phone cameras are not-so-secretly recording users’ activities", 9 Jul 2018...

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Report
17 April 2015

Broken Commitments, Vulnerable Workers

Author: Trade Union Group of MPs

While in the United Kingdom over 90 per cent of NEX [National Express] workers are unionised, only 32 per cent of Durham [part of National Express] workers belong to a trade union in the USA.  Evidence suggests that the main reason for this glaring...

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Article
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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Story
11 August 2008

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

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Article
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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Story
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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Article
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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Company response
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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