People Not Robots - no more deaths in electronics sweatshops - Video & Petition

People Not Robots - no more deaths in electronics sweatshops - Video & Petition

Oct 30, 2014

People are dying to make our phones and computers. Recently thirteen workers in an iPhone factory in China were diagnosed with leukemia; five have died. They were between 19 and 24 years old. More than 240 South Korean electronics workers, most of them Samsung employees, suffer from leukemia; 92 have died. But now together we can help change that. Join the Avaaz petition. Watch this video.

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Semiconductor workers filing claim for industrial accident recognition

Semiconductor workers filing claim for industrial accident recognition

Oct 30, 2014

On October 28, 19 workers who contracted leukemia and other rare diseases while working at the factories of semiconductor producers including Samsung Electronics and the relatives of workers who have died of these diseases filed a claim for those diseases to be recognized as industrial accidents.

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Electronics Watch investigative report shows major labour abuses in the ICT industry

Electronics Watch investigative report shows major labour abuses in the ICT industry

Oct 28, 2014

A new investigative report, which includes field research in South Korea, points out at severe violations of labour rights in the electronics industry, particularly regarding health and safety issues, and freedom of association restrictions. Electronics watch promotes and facilitates the socially responsible public procurement of electronic hardware as a new approach to address these violations.

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New publication: Dragging out the best deal

New publication: Dragging out the best deal

Oct 27, 2014

In the electronics sector, direct labour costs generally represent only 2% of the factory selling price. This article explains how an electronic product that is priced $100 when it leaves the factory has a $500 retail price. This, while the workers making the product work for low wages and often work in substandard health and safety conditions.

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SONY states it's not violating Malaysian law regarding Myanmar migrant workers

SONY states it's not violating Malaysian law regarding Myanmar migrant workers

Oct 24, 2014

On 8 September, the GoodElectronics Network sent a letter to SONY, expressing its concerns over unjust treatment of migrant workers from Myanmar who have been working for SONY Malaysia in Bangi.

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