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SHARPS: Blood-disorder cluster seen expanding to Samsung suppliers

SHARPS: Blood-disorder cluster seen expanding to Samsung suppliers

May 02, 2016

An employee of a Korean Samsung Electronics' chemicals supplier has petitioned for workers compensation after being diagnosed with leukemia—yet another sign that Samsung’s cosmetic efforts to improve workers safety, and brazen attempts to deny rightful compensation to victims of its blood-disorder cluster, are backfiring as safety negligence has plagued its supply chain.

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April 28: International Commemoration Day for Dead and Injured Workers

April 28: International Commemoration Day for Dead and Injured Workers

Apr 28, 2016

28 April is International Day to Commemorate Dead and Injured Workers. The day is celebrated around the world, and is also called International Workers’ Memorial Day, the Day of Mourning, or World Day for Safety and Health at Work.

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UK Universities Set High Bar for Apple

UK Universities Set High Bar for Apple

Apr 28, 2016

On March 30, 2016 Apple released its 10th Supplier Responsibility Progress Report. Two days later, on April 1, the latest UK Higher Education Framework Agreement for Apple products went live. It includes the Electronics Watch Contract Conditions, which means that UK universities affiliated to Electronics Watch can now legally require their contractors to respect domestic and international labour standards in Apple's supplier factories.

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AFREWATCH strives for equal access to natural resources

AFREWATCH strives for equal access to natural resources

Apr 28, 2016

AFREWATCH was invited by the GoodElectronics Network to speak at the GoodElectronics Round Table “Responsible Mining for Electronics” on 19 April in The Hague. Emmanuel Umpala Nkumba, director of the nonprofit organisation AFREWATCH, discusses his collaboration with SOMO, which focuses on capacity building and the promotion and protection of human rights.

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Journalist gets exclusive look inside iPhone factory Shanghai

Journalist gets exclusive look inside iPhone factory Shanghai

Apr 26, 2016

Bloomberg reporter Shai Oster got access to a large Pegatron factory near Shanghai, where around 50,000 people assemble Apple iPhones.

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