Lego is responding to growing demands in Asia by investing $1 billion to build a toy factory in Vietnam.
Second site in Asia: In a recent press release, the Danish toy company revealed that it is erecting a new 44-hectare (109-acre) facility in Binh Duong Province, which is about 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Ho Chi Minh City.
Athletic apparel retailer Lululemon has found itself embroiled in controversy over reports of alleged abuse of the female workers in its supplying factories in Bangladesh.
According to an exposé published by the The Guardian, the Bangladeshi women who make Lululemon clothing in the factories have claimed that they were subjected to physical and verbal abuse. Based on the workers’ claims, they were often subjected to sexual slurs by their managers who called them “sluts” and “whores.”
Videos and images released this week show a Chinese factory making new materials for President Donald Trump’s 2020 presidential campaign with the slogan “Keep America Great!”
Jiahao Flag Co Ltd in Fuyang, a prefecture-level city in eastern China’s Anhui province, has been manufacturing the flags that suppliers will use to help promote Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign, according to Reuters.
China Labor Watch investigators went undercover at four toy factories where workers make products for Disney, Mattel, Fisher-Price and McDonald’s for 11 hours a day, seven days a week, and all for minimum wage.
The investigation in southern China’s Guangdong Province discovered 10 workers crammed in small dorms without warm showers during winter, News.com.au reported.
Tuna company Bumble Bee Foods agreed earlier this month to one of the biggest workplace settlements in California history because of an accident that resulted in the death of one of their employees.
Bumble Bee Foods will pay $6 million for willfully violating worker safety rules in the death of 62-year-old employee Jose Melena, who was found dead shortly before 7 a.m. on October 11, 2012 in a 36-foot-by 54-inch steam oven that had been on for over two hours at Bumble Bee’s Santa Fe Springs facility, CBS Los Angeles reported on Wednesday.