Last April the National Labor Committee conducted an investigation into conditions at the KYE Systems factory in Dongguan. This factory manufactures computer and Xbox peripherals for Microsoft. Darn it I’ve seen that red packaging on store shelves myself.
Get a load of the conditions under which they were made:
- workers as young as 14 or 15 on “summer work experience”
- Shifts of up to 15 hours
- Workplace temperature up to 86F
- In one case, being fined for having a workplace injury!
In response to the report, Microsoft promised to ‘investigate’. As far as I can see, no meaningful action has since been taken.
Read the full report:
Other companies who have goods manufactured in this factory include HP, Best Buy, Samsung, Acer and Logitech.