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 Myrthe Verwije

 

Polish workers strike Dong Yang Electronics

Dec 15, 2008

An article in the IMF newsletter 'Metal' describes how the management illegally terminated strikers' labour contracts and attempted to break the strike by hiring replacement workers. Support IMF and the workers in their demands by sending letters of protest to Dong Yang Poland.

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“The Dark Side of Cyberspace”

“The Dark Side of Cyberspace”

Dec 15, 2008

The non-governmental organisations WEED and SACOM are today publishing the study “The Dark Side of Cyberspace - Inside the Sweatshops of China’s Hardware Production”. The study is based on 45 interviews conducted with employees of two suppliers of well-known computer companies. It paints an alarming picture of the working conditions in this industry.

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Deterioration of situation at Ole Wolff Yantai plant, China

Dec 12, 2008

Despite a hard fought breakthrough in November 2008, involving the company paying compensation to dismissed workers, many of the demands of the workplace union have not yet been met. The OWYWU is continuing its struggle. Concrete demands include acknowledgement of the workplace union as an equal interlocutor, adequate compensation and discontinuation of the ongoing dismissals.

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The dark side of cyberspace

The dark side of cyberspace

Dec 08, 2008

'Inside the sweatshops of China's computer hardware production' - a speaker tour organised by Procure IT Fair. Jenny Chan and Charles Ho of the Chinese NGO SACOM will visit Berlin, Brno, Prague, Munich, Dresden and Warsaw.

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"Electronics sector hit by economic crisis – Companies to take responsibility"

Nov 20, 2008

The GoodElectronics Round Table that took place recently in Jakarta, Indonesia, issued a strong worded statement calling upon the electronics industry to ensure measures are taken to shield vulnerable workers from the negative effects of the current global crisis.

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