Quality Products International

Microsoft supplier criticised for ‘prison-like’ factory

by on Apr.20, 2010, under China QC Inspection Blog

Quoted from “zdnet.co.uk”:

“KYE Systems, supplies US companies including Microsoft and HP.

The National Labor Committee (NLC), a human rights group, described working conditions in the KYE factory in Dongguan province as being “like a prison”.

“The young people are trapped because of the working hours,” NLC director Charles Kernaghan told ZDNet UK on Wednesday. “They get pitiful wages in military conditions with gruelling production schedules. This place is like a prison.”

Before the recession, 5,000 workers aged as young as 16 years would work 15-hour shifts, seven days per week, Kernaghan said. The 3,000 employees at the factory work an 83-hour, six-day week for the equivalent of ¢65 (43p) an hour, of which they take home ¢52, he added.”

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