Founded in 2000, China Labor Watch is an independent organization dedicated to monitoring labor conditions in Chinese factories producing a wide range of consumer products. Over the years, the group has uncovered multiple instances of labor abuse, insufficient wages, safety and health violations, and poor living environments. It relies on undercover informants to disclose the practices of factory management. Program coordinator Kevin Slaten talks about how China Labor Watch operates, what its investigations have revealed, and whether conditions are really getting better, at a time when factory wages are on the rise. Hosted by Bob Bowman, Managing Editor of Supply Chain Brain.
Look for the next episode of the podcast, which can be downloaded or streamed, every Friday on the SupplyChainBrain website.
China Labor Watch’s website.
My latest blog post on labor abuses in Asian factories.
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