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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.