toggle

AAPL Stock: 121.3 ( -1.07 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

Brazilian lawsuit alleges labor violations at Manuas Samsung factory

updated 06:55 pm EDT, Tue August 13, 2013

Shifts of up to 15 hours, poor working conditions alleged

Mirroring similar issues in China, prosecutors in Brazil are alleging that the South Korean manufacturing giant is violating a host of labor laws at its factory in the Manuas Free Trade Zone. According to the lawsuit filed August 8, workers suffer through mandatory shifts of up to 15 hours per day, and have only 32 seconds to assemble a smartphone, with just twice that allowed to manufacture a television.

Samsung has not taken legal action in Brazil yet, saying that they will do so "as soon as they are officially notified." A statement by the company claims that "we are committed to offering our collaborators around the world a work environment that ensures the highest standards when it comes to safety, health and well-being."

The Manuas Free Trade Zone Samsung factory makes the majority of the devices available in North and South America. The facility employs 6,000 people. The suit is asking for $108 million in damages from the company for the labor law violations.




by MacNN Staff

POST TOOLS:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

HP 14-x030nr 14-inch Chromebook

If you're like us, chances are you've come to realize that you need the ability to access the Internet on the go. Also, you've prob ...

15-inch MacBook Pro with Force Touch

Apple's 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro continues to be a popular notebook with professional users and prosumers looking for the ultimate ...

Typo keyboard for iPad

Following numerous legal shenanigans between Typo -- a company founded in part by Ryan Seacrest -- and the clear object of his physica ...

toggle

Most Commented