Samsung factory workers in harsh conditions during pandemic – “Saved Vietnamese economy”


Most of the technology giant Samsung the phones are manufactured in an industrial zone in north vietnam, which, like the rest of the world, hit the crown of the corona in 2020. companies already suffering from production chain problems could not afford to let the pandemic stop production, so they resorted to extreme means of running factories.

News site Rest of the Worldin interviewed Samsung Display Vietnam workers were hit hard during the pandemic. Employees of the display company were given two options: to stay home without pay or to move into the company’s premises with a small pay rise.

A 23-year-old working on the company’s environmental safety side male (name changed) chose to move and had to live in an abandoned classroom at a school near the factory. There were no beds, air conditioning or fans in the room and the temperature was constantly fluctuating around forty degrees.

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After complaining about the conditions for a few days, workers were allowed to move to the factory premises. They slept on mattresses in the warehouse with a hundred other colleagues. Those who worked at the factory say the summer consisted of endless work, little sleep, and no privacy at all.

“Those workers probably saved the Vietnamese economy,” he said Julien Brun A consulting company based in Hanoi THE:from.

The intense pressure on workers was due not only to technology companies but also to the Vietnamese government. The country’s government sought to prove its ability to control the spread of the coronavirus and to reassure foreign investors that production of the products would not stop.

Despite the drastic measures, the virus managed to strike. Samsung’s home appliance plant in southern Ho Chi Minh City had to close for a short time. Apple subcontractor Foster Electric put his employee to sleep in a tent.

“Famous actors always strive to protect their public image. If it’s a subcontractor that no one knows like that, then I’ve found an abuse of power, ”Julien Brun summed up.


Source: Tivi by www.tivi.fi.

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