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 [...]
Hong Kong, 16 August 2014 On 13 August 2014, Apple announced the ban on benzene and n-hexane in the final assembly facilities of its iPhone and iPad products, a response to SACOM and other labour concern groups’ long-term campaign for a better working condition in Apple supply chain. Regrettably, it is a too-late commitment and [...]
Michelle Chen on August 6, 2014 – 11:55 AM ET Residents gather as they attend a candlelight vigil for victims of a factory explosion, in Kunshan, Jiangsu province, August 2, 2014. (Reuters/Stringer) After the swirl of poison dust settled, the factory grounds resembled a battlefield, strewn with charred bodies and rubble. The explosion, which left about [...]
[Open letter to CITIC Dicastal, General Motors, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Audi, Mazda, Ford & Honda] Pays up compensation and lifelong medical treatment to the victims of explosion in Kunshan Zhongrong, Jiangsu Province, China now!
5 August 2014, Hong Kong SACOM strongly condemns the explosion in Kunshan Zhongrong Metal Products Co Ltd. (hereinafter Zhongrong) on 2 August 2014. As at 4 August 2014, the incident caused at least 75 dead and injured more than 180 workers. Many injured victims have burn over 75% to 95% of the total body surface and [...]
18 July 2014, Hong Kong SACOM and other local labour groups in Hong Kong answer the call from The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL–CIO), Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada (AFM) to launch an international solidarity action to demand Lionsgate [...]
[STATEMENT]Strongly demand Marks and Spencer and supplier Grosby Footwear (Shenzhen) Ltd. to resolve the labor disputes
[STATEMENT]Strongly demand Marks and Spencer and supplier Grosby Footwear (Shenzhen) Ltd. to resolve the labor disputes Shenzhen-based Grosby footwear factory is the supplier of international brands such as Marks and Spencer and Clarks in which Marks and Spencer is also the biggest buyer. After the lunar New Year holiday this year, workers discovered that there are late payment [...]