People & Planet is a student-led movement that empowers young people with the skills, confidence and knowledge they need to make change happen, at home and globally. Since 2009, the People & Planet network has been campaigning on justice for sweatshop workers, initially in the garments industry, and now in electronics. In 2013, People & Planet was part of a coalition of NGOs and labour rights organisations to launch Electronics Watch, an independent labour monitoring organisation for the global electronics industry.
Students taking on electronics industry labour rights violations – from sweatshops to mines
Last month, over 70 students from the UK and Ireland congregated in Manchester for People & Planet’s annual Summer Training event – Power Shift: Training for Change. Supported by the Good Electronics Network, a day…
Forced labour in European universities’ servers and IT equipment
Western European universities spend billions on IT equipment produced by young Chinese students who are forced to work on production lines during so-called internships. This constitutes a gross violation of the International Labour Organisation (ILO)…