RankaBrand ranks 19 electronics brands: bulk of brands get low scores

RankaBrand ranks 19 electronics brands: bulk of brands get low scores

Rankabrand has compared and ranked 19 electronics brands like Apple, Dell, HP, HTC, Huawei, Nintendo, Samsung. The questions used for ranking are categorised into three areas: Labour Conditions and Human Rights, Climate Change, and Ecology. Rankabrand awarded 15 brands with a meager “D” or a…

One in three laptops fail over three year

Warranty provider SquareTrade analysed failure rates for over 30,000 new laptop computers covered by SquareTrade Laptop Warranty plans and found that one-third of all laptops will fail within 3 years. Lap tops of nine brands were analysed: Asus, Toshiba, Sony, Apple, Dell, Lenovo, Acer, Gateway…

Dispute at Toshiba Indonesia resolved – 697 workers reinstated

After four months of intense struggle, followed by a return to the bargaining table, settlement is reached at Toshiba CPI with the reinstatement of 697 workers, but not the 15 local union leaders. Dispute at Toshiba Indonesia resolvedAfter four months of intense struggle, followed by…

Rights abuses escalate at Toshiba Indonesia

More than 700 members of International Metalworkers Federation (IFM)-affiliate Federasi Serikat Pekerja Metal Indonesia (FSPMI) have been on strike at PT Toshiba Consumer Products Indonesia since April 16, after the company refused to recognize the collective labour agreement signed both by the union and management….

Meagre improvement labour issues computer industry

Meagre improvement labour issues computer industry

In 2004 SOMO started researching labour issues in the supply chains of computer companies. This resulted in different reports, company profiles, the launce of the makeITfair campaign and extensive consultation with the computer industry. Now SOMO is looking at how companies have improved their policies…