Temporary agency work in the electronics sector

This information sheet is about temporary agency work in the electronics sector. It is part of a series of information sheets by the Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO) that aim to support Responsible Investors in their critical engagement with the electronics companies in their portfolio. In previous sheets three phases in the electronics industry value chain are discussed: the mining of metals used in electronics, the production in low-wage countries, and the disposal of electronic waste. A recent sheet deals with the impaired right to organise in the global electronics industry. This information sheet looks into the human rights abuses experienced by temporary agency workers, both those working at electronics companies’ own factories and those working at their suppliers. The sheet presents specific demands to the electronics industry with regard to this topic.

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