PlayFair 2008: No medal for the Olympics on labour rights

The PlayFair 2008 campaign report, No medal for the Olympics on labour rights, exposes gross violations of basic labour standards by several Chinese factories supplying goods under license for the Beijing Olympics. These violations included adult wages at half the legal minimum, employment of workers as young as 12 years old, and employees made to work 12-hour shifts seven days a week in unsafe and unhealthy conditions.  With freedom of association banned in China, the workers lack any effective means to defend their rights.

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