Students and Scholars
Against
Corporate Misbehaviour

Year Month

[Statement] Supporting “Let’s Tackle Apple Action” of May of Solidarity in Europe

16 May 2014, Hong Kong

Today, workers and activists call for the “Let’s Tackle Apple Action” in different European cities, in front of the stores of the world’s most valuable brand Apple, to protest against Apple and its chief supplier Foxconn in labour exploitation. This concrete, transnational solidarity action is part of the May of Solidarity mobilization promoted by the Blockupy’s coordination and is very meaningful in nurturing grassroots strength, and challenging corporate squeeze in global electronic production. SACOM stands by our comrades around the world to end exploitation.

[Statement] Well-polished Apple’s CSR report is just another fairytale for workers

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 of US$13.1 billion in the first quarter of its fiscal year of 2014[1], the company is unwilling to share its success with frontline workers – those who turn its ideas into real products. Apple’s newly published Corporate Supplier Responsibility (CSR) Progress Report projects an ideal workplace at Apple suppliers, yet we doubt [...]

Worker-Intellectual Unity: Trans-Border Sociological Intervention in Foxconn

[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 and labor studies when more than a score of Foxconn workers jump to their death and when a wave of protests, riots and strikes occur in their wake? This article documents the formation of a crossborder sociological intervention project and [...]

[Statement] No more iSlave on cover glass – Biel Crystal pledge to improve labour basic condition

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 our discontent with the labour abuses and appalling working conditions in Biel Crystal factory. In the meeting, Yeung pledged to take the following actions to labour malpractices before January 2014:

[Statement] No more bloodstained cover glass on iPhones! Biel Crystal, Stop bloody exploitation now!

[Statement] No more bloodstained cover glass on iPhones! Biel Crystal, Stop bloody exploitation now!

25 Nov 2013

This summer, SACOM conducted an investigative research towards the labour condition in Hong Kong-owned Apple supplier – Biel Crystal’s Huizhou factory and discovered numerous labour abuses and violation of Chinese Labour Law. SACOM decided to publish the investigation result and file complaint officially to the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC). We are now here with other local labour NGOs to protest in Biel Crystal office and Apple flagship store for its bloody exploitation to workers.