In China, there are more than 200 million people working in hazardous environments. And in a country that produces more than half of the world's cell phones, many of them are doing that hazardous work in electronics factories, often making or assembling parts for the Apple products the rest of the world relies on.
Nearly a year after they were sacked for taking part in series of strikes and sit-ins at a Nokia factory in Dongguan, a group of 70 workers are still fighting for reinstatement on the basis of illegal dismissal.
GoodElectronics Network is happy to present its Sub-Granting Scheme. With funding by the European Commission, GoodElectronics has embarked upon a five-year programme which will run until the end of 2018. Besides a series of scheduled activities, the programme’s budget provides for a considerable sub-granting scheme for the benefit of GoodElectronics members. Today, the first Call for Proposals for this new Sub-Granting Scheme is launched.
Paris, October 9th, 2014 – Les Amis de la Terre/Friends of the Earth France, in partnership with CRID (Centre de Recherche et d’Information pour le Développement/Research and Information Centre for Development) and Peuples Solidaires – ActionAid France, have launched public voting today for the Pinocchio Awards 2014.
Workers in Malaysia have voted for union representation at electronics manufacturer Infineon Technologies, despite strong pressure and union busting tactics by management.