Sweden -Report on working conditions -June 27, 2012

Like its Finnish counterpart (see under Finland), the Swedwatch has visited several Chinese factories that make products for Swedish companies. According to a new report from the labour rights watchdog the working conditions were bad, with the worst being the suppliers of sun chairs and air mattresses for Jula and Biltema. They found work places where people worked on contract, without breaks, and in bad lighting. Workers struggle with extremely long work days, dangerous machinery, and bad working environments.

English: http://www.thelocal.se/41672/20120627/

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