Ikea Admits Use of Forced Labor in th...

Ikea Admits Use of Forced Labor in the 1980s

There are 2 comments on the www.nytimes.com story from Nov 16, 2012, titled Ikea Admits Use of Forced Labor in the 1980s. In it, www.nytimes.com reports that:

IKEA knowingly benefited from forced labor in the former East Germany

Ikea has long been famous for its inexpensive, some-assembly-required furniture. On Friday the company admitted that political prisoners in the former East Germany provided some of the labor that helped it keep its prices so low.

A report by auditors at Ernst & Young concluded that Ikea, a Swedish company, knowingly benefited from forced labor in the former East Germany to manufacture some of its products in the 1980s. Ikea had commissioned the report in May as a result of accusations that both political and criminal prisoners were involved in making components of Ikea furniture and that some Ikea employees knew about it.

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Baal

Austin, TX

#1 Nov 16, 2012
So, what do you think China is doing right now? The military operates alot of industry and uses prisoners as labor in them, men, women, and children.
kissssinger arteeth

Nha Trang, Vietnam

#2 Nov 16, 2012
Baal wrote:
So, what do you think China is doing right now? The military operates alot of industry and uses prisoners as labor in them, men, women, and children.
China happy to hav a Labor mandate! and US retirement of GoodYear branch @ 75 yr of anti-age!! ;-0000

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