From the Standard - 8/17/05

Disney vows to investigate claims of abuse at factories


Disney vows to investigate claims of abuse at factories

Wendy Leung

August 19, 2005

Allegations of dangerous work conditions, overwork and underpayment in mainland factories manufacturing merchandise for Hong Kong Disneyland will be investigated, the theme park's officials said.

Disney's response came after a group of Hong Kong students and scholars claimed in a 29-page report that factory workers in Dongguan, Shenzhen and Zhongshan are being abused by their bosses.

Disneyland spokesperson Alannah Goss said Thursday: ``Disney takes these claims very seriously. We were not aware of the violations that have been mentioned in the factories and we will investigate these claims diligently.''
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