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Samsung Under Fire For Allegedly Giving Employees 16-Hour Workdays, One Day Off Per Month

• Business Insider

A number of foreign companies have been accused in recent years of improper labour practices in China, seen as a cheap source of labour for their production lines.

New York-based China Labor Watch (CLW) said employees at one of Samsung's suppliers sometimes worked up to 16 hours a day, with only one day's rest a month.

Samsung Electronics Co, the world's largest maker of cell phones and televisions, said on Monday a review of 105 of its Chinese suppliers - involving more than 65,000 employees - found illegal work practices, but said the companies involved would be given two more years to change their ways.

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