“Public prosecutors in Brazil have begun legal action against South Korean electronics giant Samsung, alleging that it has been violating labour laws at its factory in the Amazon region,” BBC News reports.
“Prosecutors accuse the company of making its employees work long, tiring shifts without sufficient breaks,” The Beeb reports. “The plant, located at the Manaus Free Trade zone, employs some 6,000 people. A worker at the Amazonas state factory has only 32 seconds to fully assemble a mobile phone and 65 seconds to put together a television set, prosecutors allege.”
The Beeb reports, “In evidence given to prosecutors, employees say shifts can last 15 hours and some say they suffer from back ache and cramps as they are forced to stand for up to 10 hours a day.”
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