Repeated call to sign petiton for the reform of working conditions at Wintek's factories

Petition launched by National Federation of Independent Trade Unions (NAFITU), WINTEK bargaining team, Solidarity Union, Youth Labor Union 95, Taiwan Labor Information & Education Association in support of the protests of the Wintek workers in Taiwan and China.

Repeated call to sign petiton for the reform of working conditions at Wintek's factories

Petition launched by National Federation of Independent Trade Unions (NAFITU), WINTEK bargaining team, Solidarity Union, Youth Labor Union 95, Taiwan Labor Information & Education Association in support of the protests of the Wintek workers in Taiwan and China.

Petition demands:

  • Give back the jobs taken from the WINTEK employees in Taiwan, and withdraw the lawsuit of defamation.
  • Embark on a negotiation process with workers in Dongguan, and pay overtime wages according to applicable regulations. Any retaliation tactics must not be used against workers who participated in the strike.
  • Governments in China, Taiwan, India and Korea must examine the working condition at WINTEK, and bid them to improve the standards immediately. Otherwise, all subsidies or tax-cuts shall be suspended.
  • We appeal that acclaimed brands such as Apple (iPhone), Nokia and HTC would follow the international Supplier Code of Conduct and demand WINTEK to improve its labour conditions, refrain from exploitation and treat labour unions fairly. If WINTEK shall refuse to do so, the aforementioned brands shall reconsider their partnership with WINTEK, on the premise of basic international labour rights.
  • The brands shall demand WINTEK to allow external labour unions or organisations to conduct inspections of labour conditions in its factories across Dongguan, Taiwan and Soochow.
Full text of the petition.

 

For more background information on the case visit this weblog (with entries in Chinese and English).