Students and Scholars
Against
Corporate Misbehaviour

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Global Post: Workers’ rights the focus again – Another flare-up hits a Chinese high-tech factory

BEIJING, China — Workers at a Chinese factory believed to make electronic components for tech giants like Apple and Nokia are back on the job after a violent strike to protest what they believe was deadly on-the-job exposure to toxic chemicals.

According to accounts from employees and Chinese state-run media, about 2,000 of the 10,000 employees at Wintek’s Suzhou-based factory staged a violent walkout earlier this month when they heard their year-end bonuses has been eliminated.

Tensions at the plant, located about two hours from Shanghai, were simmering for months over the deaths of several workers last summer. [...]

Letter to Wintek: Codes of brands and industry are in question with continued violations of labour rights

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINTEK YOUTH UNION CONVENTION

To: Members of the National Federation of Independent Trade Unions and Wei-li Chu, NAFITU Secretary General

From: Jenny Chan, Chief Coordinator, Students & Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior (SACOM)

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINTEK YOUTH UNION CONVENTION

Today, July 13, 2009, SACOM expresses our greatest joy and extends our solidarity and support to your newly established worker union at Wintek’s Youth Plant in Taoyuan, Taiwan.

You have demonstrated to your brothers and sisters at other Wintek facilities in Taiwan, mainland China, and India the power of workers’ unity.

HUAWEI has had cut WINTEK order by 2/3; SACOM: Response to Huawei’s Handling of “the Wintek CSR Event”

With new Apple business on the horizon, Wintek keeps costs down by suppressing strike in mainland China