On 16 May, Hu Nianzhen, a 45-year-old female worker at Sturdy Products (泰強製品廠) jumped from a factory building to end her life after being berated by the management. Sturdy Products produces die-cast cars for Mattel, Walmart and Disney, and is certified by the ICTI CARE Process (seal no. C0283). As with the spate of suicides at Foxconn last year, Students & Scholars Against Corporate Misbehaviour (SACOM) questions whether this current case [...]
Students & Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior (SACOM) has been informed by the Students Disney Watch (SDW) that six workers of a Disney supplier, Wide Ball Sporting Goods Ltd., were dismissed for refusing to transfer to another department in October. SACOM demands Disney to provide compensation for the workers who are illegally dismissed.
According to the SDW’s latest report, Workers are Kicked Out, Wide Ball intended to transfer workers from the printing department to the sampling department in September 2010. The hourly wage at the sampling department is only CNY 10. Therefore, the workers are reluctant to change their positions as they may earn less and the work at the sampling department is more complicated. Afterwards, the [...]