Students and Scholars
Corporate Misbehaviour

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UNIQLO and Labour Rights: In response to the Fast Retailing CSR Action – Six months after our fact-finding report on harsh working conditions within UNIQLO’s Chinese suppliers

August 21st, 2015
Students & Scholars Against Corporate Misbehaviour
Human Rights Now
abour Action China

In January 2015, Students & Scholars Against Misbehaviour (SACOM), in association with Human Rights Now (HRN), a Tokyo-based human rights organization, and Labour Action China (LAC), a Hong Kong-based labour organisation addressing labour rights in China, released an investigative report on the working conditions of some Chinese suppliers for UNIQLO. The report as well as press conferences held in Tokyo exposed harsh working condition as well as a series of labour rights violations in the investigated UNIQLO suppliers in China.

[Open Letter] Not only not perfect: aware of wrongs, yet unwilling to change — An open letter from the iLabour Action Group to Foxconn Technology Group

iLabour Action Group (formerly The new generation migrant workers concern programme” research team) has released a statement to respond to the recent statement by Foxconn Technology Group to All-China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU) to excuse its labour rights violations. Below is the English translation of the statement.


Not only not perfect: aware of wrongs, yet unwilling to change

The Nation / How the Deaths of 75 Workers at a Chinese Factory Could Have Been ‘Easily Prevented’

Michelle Chen on August 6, 2014 – 11:55 AM ET

Chinese Factory Explosion

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 [...]

[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 at least 11 workers are still in critical condition. According to the media, we learnt that the explosion was caused by the burning of inflammable metallic dust.

Zhongrong is under the supply chain of CITIC Discastal, which produces wheel rim for automobile companies such as General Motors, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Mazda, Honda. SACOM demands the involved companies to take up their [...]

[Statement] Listen Up Now! Demand Lionsgate to start constructive dialogues with musicians now!

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 to start constructive dialogues with musicians now.

Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation (hereinafter Lionsgate) has produced famous blockbusters like The Hunger Games and The Step Up series. In 2013 alone, its profit reached US$2.7 billion (HK$20.9 billion approx.). This huge profit was brought by the tremendous tax credit of US$96 million from [...]