Students and Scholars
Against
Corporate Misbehaviour

Year Month

A Reflective Article on Workers of the World’s Factory

A touching reflection by Fei GAO, a Duke University student who spent her summer in South China last year. Her article shows a glance of workers suffering from work injuries and the exploitation under the mark of “Made in China”. The article was first printed on Duke East Asia Nexus 4(1).

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Seven Hong Kong Labour Organizations’ Open Letter responding against Six Hong Kong Chambers of Commerce on the Regulations of Guangdong Province Collective Contracts of Enterprises (the “Revised Draft”)

Seven Labour Organizations have jointly signed an open letter responding against the suggestion to put aside the GuangDong Province Collective Contract of Enterprises  given by the Six Hong Kong Chambers of Commerce. The open letter has sent to the HKSAR Chief Executive, Liaison Office of the Central People’s  Government of HKSAR, International Labour Organization, All China Federation of  Trade Unions etc.

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[Open letter brands sourcing to Yue Yuen Dongguan] Adidas, Nike, Timberland, you created this problem, now fix it! Pay workers social insurance

[Open letter to brands sourcing to Yue Yuen Dongguan China]

Subject: Adidas, Nike, Timberland, you created this problem, now fix it! Pay workers social insurance now!

To Adidas, Nike and Timberland

Hong Kong, 24 April 2014

Since 5 April 2014, workers from Yue Yuen Dongguan factory have gone on strike. Striker size flew up from 1,000 to 50,000 in only few days. Almost all factory workers have joined the strike. This shows the anger of workers towards government and the company has reached the limit. The dispute was triggered by the conspiracybetween the Yue Yuen factory and the local government– The factory did not fully pay social insurance for the workers and the local government officials did not [...]

Open Letter to CEO of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.: Respect trade union rights; start collective negotiation with store closure programme affected workers now!

Doug McMillon

President & CEO of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Walmart Home Office

702 SW 8th Street

Bentonville, Arkansas72716

United States

9 April 2014, Hong Kong

Dear Mr. McMillon,

It has come to our concern that Walmart China is undergoing a large-scale closure programme. Alone in March 2014, at least six Walmart stores have been closed down[i]. According to Financial Times, Walmart China has planned to close about 20 stores by the end [...]

Stop the Brutal Suppression of Workers and Trade Unions in Cambodia

10 January 2014

Stop the Brutal Suppression of Workers and Trade Unions in Cambodia

Today a group of Hong Kong-based labour rights organizations and trade unions staged a protest against the
Cambodian government for its violent suppression of the recent lawful strike of garment, textile and footwear workers
demanding for an increase of minimum wage. The representative from the Cambodian Consulate received the petition
letter, but there has been no response on its violent suppression on the trade unions and workers in Cambodia.
Numerous media reports have confirmed that at least four workers were brutally killed and 23 others severely injured
as [...]