Brazil initiates legal action against Samsung alleging labor law violations

“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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MacDailyNews Take: We await the outcry from the mainstream media with bated breath.


    1. Again, a $108M for SS barely amounts to a goose feather falling in a palm, let alone a punitive slap on the wrist… Legal systems the world over are samsung-hamstrung as they can’t or are not bold enough to effect a lasting bruise on its complexion. I’m sure other competitors have cottoned-on and we will soon witness abuses of all colors en-masse.

    1. Turns out it was indeed my adblocker extension messing with the number of signatures. It does a good amount, just a little over 300 to go before it’s official.

      Still it took 8 months to get to this point.

  1. All main stream America wants to do is tear down successful American companies!!

    Inside American Media Company

    “So here we have a convicted thief of intellectual property that treats it’s workers like indentured slaves. What should we do?
    Front Page, nah thats for Ichan’s attack on Apple, Middle Page, nah, we’ve got to print stories about how well Obama is doing in his second term, back page, nah we’ve got to run our latest story about A-Rod and steroids abuse for the tenth day in a row.

    I’ve got it!!, lets sell some more Samsung advertising, that will make us feel better.”


  2. I hope no kettle is going to be calling the pot black.

    “MacDailyNews Take: We await the outcry from the mainstream media with bated breath.”

    Too late; too bad.

    This is not an Apple or Samsung issue rather corporations creating modern day slavery and those that support them all the while holding the bible.

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