I made a blog about this a while ago: http://earthreview.eu/2013/08/korean-wo ... f-economy/
Korean Workers Forced To Wear Diapers – WTF economy ?
Sat, 17 Aug 2013 | Published in Society & economics
I am not shitting you.
It is no secret that employees in korean countries have to work in brutal conditions, but in a factory in Honduras they are now made to wear diapers.
This is to increase “efficiency”, so that employees don’t waste time going to the toilet. So they should just sit the day in their own shit and piss.
4.000 amployees of Kyungshin Lear, whome are almost all Korean immigrants, have been forbid to go to the toilet for months during their working hours.
The authorities and human right organisations have started an investigation.
The president of the Manufacturers’ Association of Honduras also told the press the allegations were false and blamed the interference of unions from the United States “who want to regain the jobs lost in their country”. However, Maria Galeano, a worker who was fired in April after seven years of working at Kyungshin-Lear, confirmed Daniel Duron’s claims. ”It’s embarrassing to say one has to wear diapers because they don’t give you permission to go to the bathroom, but there are a lot of employees who can confirm this claim,” she told reporters.
http://www.odditycentral.com/news/compa ... -work.html
Again the principle ‘profit before people’ is taking charge and being used on living beings. People are merely treated as objects that have to slave labor and do whatever the slave masters say. Taking some time on the toilet for yourself to comfortable take a shit or piss? Fuck no, work you shall! non stop. They will probably keep lunch time as short as possible as well. Hell, maybe they can even tell the employees to do intermittent fasting, so that they don’t even have to eat at work. It reminds me of the company I do my summer job. It is certainly not as bad, but many are just doing a routine job all day long, and you get 2 10 minute breaks, which are actually 9 minutes since you have to walk from the tick clock to the cafeteria and back and if your 1 minute late they substract 15 minutes from your wage. And you get 1 20 minute break to eat your food, which is thus 19 minutes. This is what the laborers get, the staff which works in the office gets an hour break.
Unfair, very unfair, since to me it seems to laborers work way harder at times and thus should deserve a 1 hour break. BUT, luckily they are on the way to do this, giving the laborers and office staff the same rights.
It is just sad that over the years we keep on reading the same shit without an end: people being abused, people abusing each other, people abusing animals, fucking up the environment etc… for profit. Instead of working on a global solution for our problems, we try to mend a system that is inherently broke.
to work on a global solution.
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