Students and Scholars
Against
Corporate Misbehaviour

Year Month

[Petition] Immediate Reinstatement of Wang Shishu, the labor activist who organized a pay rise petition in Shenzhen Wal-Mart!

18 December, 2012

While Wal-Mart stores in over 100 cities in 46 states in the United States, are facing thousands of demonstrators protesting and even striking against low wages, long working hours and labor rights violations in Wal-Mart, Students and Scholars against Corporate Misbehavior (SACOM ) has learnt that Wal-Mart workers in China are also protesting against their deteriorating labor conditions in recent months through a series of collective actions. Wal-Mart has responded by suppressing the workers and dismissing worker activists, including Wang Shishu. SACOM strongly condemns both Wal-Mart’s hostility to the workers’ legitimate demands and the illegal [...]

[Report] Story of Wenlock & Mandeville Begins with Sweatshops

LOCOG’s Empty Promise to Respect Labour Rights: Olympic mascots made in sweatshops

[Statement] Workers Toil for the Toys Fair: Disney, Mattel & ICTI Don’t Care

OWNI.EU : CHRISTMAS: BROUGHT TO YOU BY CHINESE SLAVE LABOR

BY FABIEN SOYEZ

Beyblade spinning tops, Zhu Zhu Pets and remote-controlled Cars 2 cars are this year’s star Christmas toys. But behind the scenes little Christmas cheer surrounds the production of these toys, in an industry that’s worth $80 billion a year globally. Now a report on working conditions in the toy industry in China has comes down hard on industry leaders Disney and Mattel.

Between May and October, which represents the busy season for toy factories, a group of academics based in Hong Kong, Sacom, and the organization China Labor Watch (CLW) conducted a thorough investigation into several sub-contractors of [...]