Monday, March 9, 2009
USA Computer Companies A Partner In Dehumanizing Women In China
Dongguan Metal Plastics & Electronics Factory, Changping Town, Guangdong China advertising banner says: "Metal Company seeks large number of female workers ages 18-35 for 1200-1500 RMB
Making computer keyboards for Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Lenovo, Microsoft and IBM, young Chinese Women sit on wooden stools without backrests as 500 computer keyboards an hour move down an assembly line, 12 hours per day, 7 days a week the young women are given just two days off per month.
Management deducts 272 RMB ($39.17 USD) from the young women's wages each month for room, board and dubious administrative fees, which lowers the workers actual take home pay from .64 cents per hour to .41 cents per hour for their 12.5 hour work day.
Young Women lining up in the factory cafeteria, they have just
15 minutes to eat before having to return to work---on Friday's the company is so generous providing a chicken leg and a foot to the workers to symbolize "their improving life."
Rest here from The National Labor Committee