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The GoodElectronics network is happy to announce that, through the network’s sub-granting scheme, three of its member organisations will receive financial support for their activities in 2017. Through training, research, advocacy and the creation of information materials, these organisations will contribute further to a more sustainable electronics industry in which workers’ rights are respected throughout the supply chain.

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The activities supported by the sub-granting scheme will be conducted by Center for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR), Electronic Industry Employee Union Southern Region Peninsular Malaysia (EIEUSRPM) and Labour Education and Service Network (LESN). Together, these organisations cover a wide range of topics as well as geographical locations.

The proposed activities include: 1) Research by CTUHR concerning the use of young workers, trainees and students in electronics and semiconductors industry in the Philippines; 2) Training workshops on OSH and labour rights held by EIEUSRPM in Malacca, combined with a campaign to spread knowledge of workers rights, protect worker health and safety, ensure good and safe working conditions; 3) Research by LESN in mapping research on working conditions in China.

Throughout 2018, updates on the organised activities and the resulting outcomes will be published on the website.

About the GoodElectronics sub-granting scheme
GoodElectronics makes modest grants available to its network members, especially in production countries, through a sub-granting scheme. The sub-grants have been awarded in the context of a 5-year programme co-funded by the European Commission. The scheme is open to all network members, including individuals, organisations and unions. Based on different criteria, such as feasibility and cost-effectiveness, a selection panel made up of GoodElectronics Steering Committee members decides on the allocation of the funds. This year marked the fourth and final edition of the sub-granting scheme.