Linked by David Adams on Wed 17th Dec 2008 17:15 UTC, submitted by Michael
In the News In a muckraking Spiegel.de article, suppliers to well-known computer manufacturers are accused of mistreating workers and violating Chinese labor law: "According to a Hong-Kong based human rights organization, working hours total up to 370 hours per month, workers aren't receiving the legal minimum wage and in the run-up to Christmas, days off are cut out entirely." One of the reasons that high tech hardware has become so widespread and useful is because it's so inexpensive. As this article demonstrates, this affordability can come at a price.
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Bill Shooter of Bul
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2006-07-14

Can you imagine how lax the laws are?

I think for extreme cases of worker abuse such as this, it would better behoove us to purchase goods from factories that are following the laws.

But, yes in some sense you are correct with less egregious violations in third world manufacturing. This, however, is in another category altogether.

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