Students and Scholars
Against
Corporate Misbehaviour

Year Month

[STATEMENT] Clarification on the Ownership of Tianxiang

11th September, 2014

[STATEMENT] Clarification on report: “The Human Cost of High-end Jeans”

Students & Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior (SACOM) has been informed by Super Glory Corporation Ltd (hereafter Super Glory) on 10th September that SACOM has mistakenly written that Super Glory is the owner of one of the investigated factories in Dongguang City (we named it as “Dongguan Tianxiang Garment Co. Ltd.”[1] in English report and [...]

[Statement] Demand American Eagle, Hollister, Levi’s, GAP, Wal-mart, H&M to improve working conditions and stop sandblasting now!

5 September 2014, Hong Kong

Last year, a joint report entitled Breathless for Blue Jeans: Health Hazards in China’s denim factories[1] by SACOM, ITUC/GUF Hong Kong Liaison Office (IHLO), War on Want and Clean Clothes Campaign found workers lack the occupational health and safety protection and their working condition remain exploitative and the deadly sandblasting[2] was still common in the industry. SACOM and other groups launched a global campaign and urged the involved brands to respond and improve the working condition immediately.

The Nation / How the Deaths of 75 Workers at a Chinese Factory Could Have Been ‘Easily Prevented’

Michelle Chen on August 6, 2014 – 11:55 AM ET

Chinese Factory Explosion

Residents gather as they attend a candlelight vigil for victims of a factory explosion, in Kunshan, Jiangsu province, August 2, 2014.  (Reuters/Stringer)

After the [...]

[Open letter to CITIC Dicastal, General Motors, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Audi, Mazda, Ford & Honda] Pays up compensation and lifelong medical treatment to the victims of explosion in Kunshan Zhongrong, Jiangsu Province, China now!

5 August 2014, Hong Kong

SACOM strongly condemns the explosion in Kunshan Zhongrong Metal Products Co Ltd. (hereinafter Zhongrong) on 2 August 2014.  As at 4 August 2014, the incident caused at least 75 dead and injured more than 180 workers.  Many injured victims have burn over 75% to 95% of the total body surface and at least 11 workers are still in critical condition. According to the media, we learnt that the explosion was caused by the burning of inflammable metallic dust.

Zhongrong is under the supply chain of CITIC Discastal, which produces wheel rim for automobile companies such as General Motors, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Mazda, Honda. SACOM demands the involved companies to take up their [...]

[Statement] Listen Up Now! Demand Lionsgate to start constructive dialogues with musicians now!

18 July 2014, Hong Kong

SACOM and other local labour groups in Hong Kong answer the call from The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL–CIO), Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada (AFM) to launch an international solidarity action to demand Lionsgate to start constructive dialogues with musicians now.

Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation (hereinafter Lionsgate) has produced famous blockbusters like The Hunger Games and The Step Up series. In 2013 alone, its profit reached US$2.7 billion (HK$20.9 billion approx.). This huge profit was brought by the tremendous tax credit of US$96 million from [...]