Globalisation is not just about how things are made, bought and sold. It's also about people. Transnational companies want cheap and flexible workers. So they have shifted from secure to insecure employment - making all jobs more "precarious".
During 2008, TimetoTurn will run a campaign against injustice in the production of cellphones. TimetoTurn wants to break the connection between injustice and our cellphones.
Please join GoodElectronics in its Urgent Appeal and call upon Hoya Thailand, parent company Hoya Japan and the buyers to ensure that the labour union has an equal say in the resolution of the conflict, and that the dismissed workers are reinstated and compensated.
Ole Wolff, a Danish-owned electronics factory in China is accused of sacking trade unionists and refuses to follow a court order. 'Not my responsibility', says the company's CEO.
The mobile phone industry is often presented as a clean, unproblematic industry, but makeITfair’s new report ‘Silenced to Deliver’ shows that this is not the case. Workers’ rights in Asian mobile phone factories are severely violated.