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HK Standard: Protesters rain on the Disney parade

Protesters rain on the Disney parade

HK Standard 英文虎報

M03 | Metro | By Wendy Leung

Heavy rain dampened celebrations to mark

HK Standard: Group slams Disney over labor abuses in factories

Group slams Disney over labor abuses in factories
HK Standard 英文虎報
M02 |  Metro |  By Wendy [...]

A Second Attempt at Looking for Mickey Mouse’s Conscience – A Survey of the Working Conditions of Disney’s Supplier Factories in China

SACOM published the first research report entitled “Looking for Mickey Mouse’s Conscience – A Survey of the Working Conditions of Disney’s Supplier Factories in China” in August 2005 (in both Chinese and English, downloadable from www.sacom.hk). Disney’s labor practices came under widespread scrutiny from Hong Kong groups and the international community. The investigation discovered all 4 of the target factories were in serious violation of Chinese Labor Law: wages were far below the statutory minimum, working hours greatly exceeded the maximum standard, and occupational injuries were prevalent, the most serious of which was a factory that averaged 2 to 3 occupational injury cases every week. After the publication of last year’s report, SACOM [...]

A Glimpse of Disney Factory Life in Shenzhen, China: “Those with Justice”

“Those with Justice” (11 minutes) focuses on the working conditions of migrant workers in the Hung Hing Company, a factory that print books for Disney. Students and Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior (SACOM), with Los Angeles-based Sweatshop Watch, listen to migrant workers’ stories and produce this video.

The video was used in a campaign led by SACOM, with New York-based National Labor Committee in August 2005, when Hong Kong Disneyland was opening. The labor campaign and video garnered international as well as local press and eventually led to wage increase at the [...]

One Student One Worker Signature Campaign

—–In Support Empowerment of Chinese Workers in Factories Supplying Disney

SACOM have released a report on 18th August 2005 named “Looking for Mickey Mouse’s Conscience – A survey of the working conditions of Disney supplier factories in China” to disclose that there are violations of labor rights regarding wages, work time and health and safety of workers in factories in China that are producing Disney’s products. Though Disney has declared that they will monitor the factories according to their own code of conduct for manufacturers, we have found that factories produce fake records of wage and work time, and they train workers to give ‘proper’ answers to Disney’s auditors.