The fight against precarious work continues

Recent legislative and political developments around the world illustrate the continuing increase of precarious work. Trade unions are fighting back. A recent study in the UK shows that young people employed on zero-hour contracts are more likely to have worse mental and physical health than…

Foxconn has plans to invest up to $5 billion in India

Foxconn has firmed up plans to invest up to $5 billion in India. As it looks to make the country a parallel manufacturing hub to China for export to key markets across Europe and the US. Read the full article here.

Samsung expects profit growth and has overtaken Intel

Samsung Electronics earnings are expected to hit $12 billion. The growth in profit was driven largely by the success of the company’s semiconductor business. On the other side Samsung management discourages employees from speaking up and identifying problems. On Friday July 7th Samsung Electronics said…

Two legal wins: SHARPS achieves new momentum

SHARPS has scored two legal wins in a single day, achieving new momentum in its ongoing effort to hold Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd accountable for the occupational disease cluster. Samsung LCD and Leukemia On July 7, the KCOMWEL approved a workers compensation claim filed by…

Is Apple really providing learning opportunities to its employees?

A new investigative report disclosing Apple’s interns abuses will be published by SACOM soon. To demand Apple Inc. to stop abusing students and end labour informalization, please like and share SACOM’s animation and join the campaign #iSlaveat10. In recent years, the term “Empowering Workers” has…

Global unions urge world leaders to elevate example of Bangladesh Accord

As the G20 tried to tackle issues such as fair trade and corporate responsibility in Hamburg, global unions were calling on summit participants to look to the recently re-signed Bangladesh Accord as a model for promoting sustainable business practices. IndustriALL General Secretary, Valter Sanches, said:…

Electronics industry launches new initiative against forced labour

The Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) launched the Responsible Labor Initiative (RLI) to help companies respect the rights of workers that are vulnerable to forced labour. The initiative aims to extend EICC standards to other industries and wants to use complementary solutions to better address…

Over 55.000 people sign petition to ban toxic chemicals in electronic supply chains

Over 55.000 people signed the petition ‘COMPLICIT: Demand Apple and Samsung Protect Workers from being Poisoned’. The documentary ‘Complicit’ tells the stories of workers who suffer from reproductive illnesses and aggressive forms of cancer due to chemical poisoning in electronics factories that produce for Apple,…

Greenpeace and iFixit present product repair guide

E-waste is a growing problem and electronic companies are contributing to it because it is getting increasingly complex to repair mobile devices. Together with iFixit, Greenpeace ranked 40 different smartphones, tablets and laptops based on the ability to repair. The amount of e-waste could be…