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TECH 26 Jul 2018 | 6:00 AM

Inside Google’s shadow workforce of contract labourers

Every day, tens of thousands of people stream into Google offices wearing red name badges. They eat in Google’s cafeterias, ride its commuter shuttles and work alongside its celebrated geeks. But they can’t access all of the company’s celebrated perks. They aren’t entitled to stock and can’t enter certain offices. Many don’t have health insurance.

TECH 11 Jun 2018 | 4:46 AM

Amazon blasted by labour group over China factory conditions

A watchdog group is calling on Amazon.com Inc to improve conditions for factory workers in China who make Echo speakers and Kindle e-readers, renewing criticisms that CEO Jeff Bezos became the world’s wealthiest man on the backs of low-paid labourers.

Samsung 28 Aug 2014 | 1:15 PM

China supplier of Samsung, Lenovo denies using child workers

A China-based supplier for Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Lenovo Group Ltd said on Thursday it had never hired child labourers, denying allegations by a US-based activist group.

TECH 17 Jan 2018 | 9:52 AM

Workers at Apple supplier Catcher describe harsh conditions

At a Catcher Technology Co manufacturing complex in the Chinese industrial city of Suqian, about six hours’ drive from Shanghai, workers stand for up to 10 hours a day in hot workshops slicing and blasting iPhone casings for Apple Inc, handling noxious chemicals sometimes without proper gloves or masks.