Posted by: BPSOS | March 18, 2009

Key Briefs & Reports: CAMSA Investigates Reports of Trouble at Spektra Alucast

image-of-worker1A Spektra Alucast worker, keeping the customer satisfied.

March 18, 2009: Malaysia’s economic downturn has translated into more hardships for Vietnamese guest workers. The Penang office of the Coalition to Abolish Modern-day Slavery in Asia (CAMSA) has received yet another report of workers not receiving stable wages.

This case involves a company by the name of Spektra Alucast, a company specializing in precision machining. While investigating the allegations, CAMSA’s team learned that all 31 Vietnamese workers were from the poorer rural areas of Vietnam. The CAMSA team also reported a situation that may involve child labor.

CAMSA’s concern is that Spektra Alucast may be a bit too dedicated to their stated “Philosophy,” which reads: “Striving to be cost & Quality comparative, thriving through continuous improvement and meeting customer satisfaction is our highest priority.” It is hoped that “customer satisfaction” does not come on the backs of Vietnamese guest workers or minors.

More information about the company is available at their website, which you can view by clicking here.

CAMSA will be keeping an eye on this case and reporting on it as it evolves.

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  1. […] CAMSA will continue to monitor the situation and keep the international community informed. You can read more about the Spektra Alucast situation by clicking here. […]

  2. […] To learn more about the background of the Spektra Alucast case, click here. […]


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