9 July 2013, Hong Kong Guangdong province in China is home of approximately half of the world’s denim production supplying garment for popular high street brands like Lee, Levi’s, H&M, Hollister, Wrangler, American Eagle, etc. The recent fashion trend of distressed jeans has however resulted in the [...]
Open Letter to CEO of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.: Respect trade union rights; start collective negotiation with store closure programme affected workers now!
Doug McMillon President & CEO of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Walmart Home Office 702 SW 8th Street Bentonville, Arkansas72716 United States 9 April 2014, Hong Kong Dear Mr. McMillon, It has come to our concern that Walmart China is undergoing a large-scale closure programme. Alone in March 2014, at least six Walmart stores have been closed [...]
Hong Kong, 28 February 2014 On the day of Apple’s annual general meeting, Students and Scholars Against Corporate Misbehaviour (SACOM) is urging Apple again to take immediate and constructive action to fulfil its corporate responsibility by improving the working conditions in its suppliers. Despite respectable quarterly revenues of US$57.6 billion and a net quarterly profit [...]
[Published on 7 January 2014] TITLE: Worker-Intellectual Unity: Trans-Border Sociological Intervention in Foxconn TEXT ON THE WEBPAGE: Pun, Ngai, Shen Yuan, Guo Yuhua, Lu Huilin, Jenny Chan and Mark Selden. 2014. “Worker-Intellectual Unity: Trans-Border Sociological Intervention in Foxconn.” Current Sociology. First published on January 7, 2014 as doi:10.1177/0011392113514892. Abstract What are the implications for global public sociology [...]
10 January 2014 Stop the Brutal Suppression of Workers and Trade Unions in Cambodia Today a group of Hong Kong-based labour rights organizations and trade unions staged a protest against the Cambodian government for its violent suppression of the recent lawful strike of garment, textile and footwear workers demanding for an increase of minimum wage. [...]
17 December 2013 On 25 November, SACOM released an investigative report focused on the labour condition in Hong Kong-owned Apple supplier – Biel Crystal’s Huizhou factory. The research discovered numerous labour abuses and violation of Chinese Labour Law. On 29 November, SACOM held a meeting with Mr. K.M. Yeung, President of Biel Crystal and expressed [...]