Artist’s impression of discussion on freedom of association at
GoodElectronics and makeITfair Round Table with the electronics
industry, 9-10 May, Amsterdam. By Maarten Wolterink.
There is a need for more strict laws in the United States to protect the health of workers. Manufacturers often don't want to spend money to protect the safety of the people that work for them but ineffective laws and regulations play a role too, concludes the New York Times.
The Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) are hosting the Eleventh Conflict-Free Minerals Supply Chain Workshop on 8-9 May 2013 in Hong Kong.
87 civil society organisations, trade unions and groups are calling on Malaysian electronics manufacturer Renesas Semiconductor to respect the freedom of association and the right to effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining. Renesas must immediately accord recognition to the Electronic Industry Employees Union Western Region (EIEUWR), and reinstate Wan Noorulazhar bin Mohd Hanafiah and all other worker leaders terminated.
Responding to a letter by the GoodElectronics Network of March 28, Electrolux refers to an update of the situation in Thailand on the Electrolux website. The information presented under the heading 'Electrolux responds to false accusations regarding workers in Thailand', fails, however, to fully address the concerns raised by GoodElectronics.
Labour conflict Electrolux Thailand not resolved, despite pressure GoodElectronics and Swedish union
The labour conflict at the Rayong plant of Electrolux in Thailand has not yet been resolved, despite intervention by Swedish union IF Metall. Letters by the GoodElectronics Network and GoodElectronics Thailand (GET) to the Swedish company have gone unanswered. Electrolux is not keeping its promises with regard to the reinstatement of dismissed workers and is putting off conciliation with the concerned union leaders and union members. A process of collective bargaining in good faith is still far off.