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.
In all sectors of industry, workers face the dire consequences of the global financial-economic crisis, especially in export-oriented manufacturing sectors. The electronics industry is no exception. As
committed to labour rights and sustainability in the electronics sector, GoodElectronics
calls for solidarity with the workers in this specific sector who are hit by
the current crisis.
GoodElectronics urgently calls upon companies, as well as upon governments and trade unions, to ensure measures are taken to shield workers from the negative effects of the crisis. Workers’ rights, working conditions and living standards should be protected, and lay-offs should be minimised. This is especially relevant for workers employed under precarious conditions, such as part time workers, contract workers etc. The full text of the statement can be found under 'related publications'.