Ensure that no children are making Samsung products!
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Samsung
Samsung Co-CEO
Jong-Kyun Shin
Samsung Co-CEO
Boo-Keun Yoon

Ensure that no children are making Samsung products!

    1. China Labor Watch NYC
    2. Petition by

      China Labor Watch NYC

      New York, NY

Another case of child workers, under 16, was uncovered at the Shinyang Electronics factory in Dongguan, China. Making cell phone covers and parts for Samsung, this factory had children work the same long 11-hour night-shifts at the same intensity as adult workers but paid them one-third less.

It is Samsung's duty to prevent child labor and other labor violations in its supplier factories!

China Labor Watch (CLW) has carried out over a dozen investigations of labor conditions at China-based Samsung factories and Samsung supplier factories since 2012. These investigations have uncovered labor violations, including unpaid overtime wages and more than 200 monthly overtime hours, but one of the most serious violations has been the employment of child labor. In less than two years, CLW has exposed child labor in three factories making Samsung products.

This June, Samsung published its 2014 sustainability report titled “Global Harmony” saying that “no instances of child labor were found” in more than 200 inspected factories. Yet around the same time, CLW’s undercover investigator uncovered five children working at just one Samsung supplier factory, the Shinyang Electronics factory in Dongguan, China. These children work, without a labor contract, under deplorable circumstances and are only paid for 10 hours of work a day despite working for 11 hours.

With serious and persistent labor violations, Samsung’s social commitments seem like nothing more than false advertisement meant to bolster its image as a responsible corporate citizen.

Instead of reacting to news of violations, Samsung should be proactively improving the working conditions at the factories making Samsung products in order to prevent future instances of child labor, unpaid overtime, unsafe workplaces, and other abuses.

We demand that Samsung stops profiting from child labor and other labor rights violations!

To:
Samsung
Jong-Kyun Shin, Samsung Co-CEO
Boo-Keun Yoon, Samsung Co-CEO
Ensure that no children are making Samsung products!

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    News

    1. Samsung does not terminate relationship with factory that hired child labor

      China Labor Watch NYC
      Petition Organizer

      Samsung has decided to resume it's relationship with the factory in question. Initially, Samsung stopped it's business relationship with Shinyang Electronics; CLW publicly stated that this would lead to hundreds of workers being laid off and recommended that Samsung instead reform the factory.

      After public pressure (including from you!), Samsung revived its relationship with the factory, but giving the factory 30 percent less orders. Story from FT here: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/a9ffc74a-1ca1-11e4-98d8-00144feabdc0.html

      Hopefully, this will encourage the factory to abide by labor laws.

      But the fight to end child labor and other labor violations in factories making Samsung products is not over! If Samsung does not revise the way it does business with other factories, child labor may show up again, just like it has three times before.

      Thank you for your support! Let's get more signers on this petition to emphasize to Samsung that child labor and other labor rights are not optional!

      Samsung rehires Chinese supplier that used child workers - FT.com

      Samsung Electronics has resumed business with a Chinese supplier that employed child workers, on the basis that the children were recruited by a labour broker and not directly by the company's management. Last month Samsung said it had suspended all

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    • Mike Azul VICTORVILLE, CA
      • about 1 month ago

      We must treasure their childhood because we, ourselves, the adults are once a child, we want to enjoy being a kid and play.

      We must protect their innocence and tender loving care for us.

      The adult community and society should work for them not the other way around.

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    • Yared Tefera ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA, ETHIOPIA
      • about 1 month ago

      It's realy shame for the giant company, Samsung to exploit children labour.

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    • Cynthia Mills PINETOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
      • 2 months ago

      Children should be learning not working! That is why they are called children and not adults!!!

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    • giulia mancini MILAN, ITALY
      • 2 months ago

      Avoid profiting of child labour fro the manufcaturing of products I use

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    • Anne-Inès Amangoua VILLEPINTE, FRANCE
      • 2 months ago

      There is a law that needs to be fully respected.

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