The Center for Global Workers' Rights is organizing a Spring Symposium on worker health and precarious work on March 23-24. The symposium will examine the conditions of vulnerable workers in global supply chains, most especially women and migrant workers.
On March 16, the UN Human Rights Council organizes a screening of the documentary 'Complicit', followed by a panel discussion with high-level experts. The documentary tells the stories of workers in China's electronics industry fighting for their rights after exposure to cancer-causing chemicals.
On Friday, South Korean President Park Guen-hye was removed from office after the country’s Constitutional Court upheld her impeachment. Park allegedly violated the constitution and broke the law by helping her confidante, Choi Soon-sil, take bribes from corporations, including Samsung.
The GoodElectronics Network is happy to announce the upcoming Global Network Meeting to be held on 6 - 10 October 2017, in Batam, Indonesia. A full program will be scheduled for the 7 - 9 of October. Official invitations, a survey on potential discussion topics and registration details will be sent out shortly to all GoodElectronics’ members and other invitees.
Apple stated it stopped buying cobalt from artisanal mines in Congo. Last year, reports from the Washington Post, Amnesty International, and SOMO revealed serious environmental damages and human rights abuses at cobalt mines in Congo. These abuses persist.