According to the International Trade Union Confederation, quality assurances by Samsung in the wake of the slow and chaotic recall of the Galaxy Note 7 fail to address the company’s record on labour rights and working conditions which are at the root of the product safety problem.
UN Special Rapporteur: Too many workers around the world unable to exercise their rights to associate or assemble
A new report takes stock of the position of marginalized workers with respect to their rights to associate and assemble. Many of these workers experience significant obstacles to exercising these rights.
Countries like China and Ghana are often depicted as the 'wastebaskets' for e-waste. But maybe it's time to reconsider this perspective and recognise their role as pioneers in recycling.
According to the European Trade Union Institute, phones are not the only export products from Foxconn that enter Europe. It seems that the company is also adapting its 'Chinese' work and employment strategies in European subsidiaries.
After weeks of consumers’ phones catching fire, Samsung finally issued a global recall of the Galaxy Note 7 due to serious “safety risks”. Samsung products, however, have been causing serious health and safety risks to the workers who build them for years.