Students and Scholars
Corporate Misbehaviour

Year Month

[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.

[Statement] No more bloodstained cover glass on iPhones! Biel Crystal, Stop bloody exploitation now!

[Statement] No more bloodstained cover glass on iPhones! Biel Crystal, Stop bloody exploitation now!

25 Nov 2013

This summer, SACOM conducted an investigative research towards the labour condition in Hong Kong-owned Apple supplier – Biel Crystal’s Huizhou factory and discovered numerous labour abuses and violation of Chinese Labour Law. SACOM decided to publish the investigation result and file complaint officially to the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC). We are now here with other local labour NGOs to protest in Biel Crystal office and Apple flagship store for its bloody exploitation to workers.

[Press release] Denim workers pay deadly price for high street fashion – China factories found using banned sandblasting techniques on blue jeans

Activists will today demand urgent action from governments and companies to stamp out the continued use of sandblasting and other unsafe finishing processes in the manufacture of denim jeans.

The call comes in a new report into conditions in six denim factories in the Chinese province of Guangdong, a region responsible for half of the world’s entire production of blue jeans.

[Report] Apple fails in its responsibility to monitor suppliers

[Report]New iPhone, Old Abuses: Have working conditions at Foxconn in China improved?

Whenever there are new products launched by Apple, consumers are thrilled. All over the world they queue up outside Apple stores in order to have their beloved products immediately. At the same time, workers are queuing up for the company bus and lining up to swipe their staff card at Foxconn, but without similar excitement. When the peak season comes, they are tied to the production lines with just 1 day off in 13 working days, or no rest day at all in a month, all to cope with the public demand for the new Apple products. It is sad to say that to some extent, workers also yearn for the peak season because their base pay is insufficient to meet their basic needs, especially for those who have to [...]