Students and Scholars
Against
Corporate Misbehaviour

Year Month

The Wal-Mart Connection

(op-ed submission & feel free to circulate)

Dec 2007

Jenny CHAN
Chief Coordinator
Students & Scholars against Corporate Misbehavior (SACOM)
Tel: (852) 2392 5464 or 2392 5463
Fax: (852) 2392 5463
Skype: wlchanskype
Website: www.sacom.hk
Mailing Address: P.O.Box No. 79583, Mongkok Post Office, Hong Kong

The Wal-Mart Connection

Amidst the holiday shopping season and on the heels of massive toy recalls, products manufactured in China are a hot topic. In recent Congressional hearings, blame was cast on entities ranging from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to manufacturers to the [...]

South China Morning Post: Fighting back

南華早報 South China Morning Post 2008-01-08 EDT EDT14

Fighting back

Workers claiming to be overworked and underpaid are suing their former mainland bosses,writes Simon Parry

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There are no Disney figures in the family home of Mr Huang the toymaker. [...]

Letter to Disney CEO–The results of a two & a half year journey:Unfulfilled Promises

To: Robert A. Iger – CEO, The Walt Disney Company
The Walt Disney Company
500 South Buena Vista Street Burbank CA 91521
Phone: (818) 560-1000
Fax: (818) 560-1930

Mr. Iger:

SACOM sent letters to Disney on the 24th August 2005 and 8th December 2006 asking to discuss Disney’s efforts to implement a code of conduct in China. To date, we’ve received no reply. In a third attempt, we send out this public letter requesting a face-to-face meeting with you. Before the opening of Disney’s 5th theme park, Hong Kong Disneyland, SACOM joined a group of university students who identified themselves as “Disney Hunters” to launch the Looking for Mickey Mouse’s Conscience Campaign in September of 2005. During these 2½ [...]

The Sunday Times: Disney toys made in ‘sweatshops’

Disney toys made in ‘sweatshops’

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article3087300.ece

December 23, 2007

The Sunday Times

Hollywood Reporter : Disney suppliers accused of labor abuse

link to source

HONG KONG — Thousands of people are making stuffed Walt Disney toys at a factory in

southern China up to 16 hours a day with only a few days off a month, a Hong Kong-based

labor activist group said Wednesday.

“During the peak season, before Christmas, workers at the factory start at 8 a.m. and don’t

finish until midnight,” said Jenny Chan, an activist with the Hong Kong-based Students and

Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior.

Chan said the Tianyu Toys factory in the southern Chinese city of Dongguan regularly holds

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