Microsoft is getting hammered by the National labour Committee over the working conditions at the factory of one its suppliers in China, called KYE.NLC alleges that KYE pays workers — some of them children — $.65 per hour to work 16.5 hour days.
It’s a bit unfair that NLC is framing this as Microsoft problem when really, lots of American and non-American gadget-makers — including other biggies like Apple and HP — outsource labour to Chinese factories like KYE’s.
In response to this report, Microsoft has opened an investigation into KYE.
We’ve ripped through the NLC’s long report, available for download, and come up with this “CliffNotes” version.
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