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Corporate Misbehaviour

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South China Morning Post: Uniqlo’s Hong Kong-listed suppliers ‘putting workers lives in danger’

Uniqlo’s Hong Kong-listed suppliers ‘putting workers lives in danger’

Firms manufacturing products for Japanese fashion brand accused of substandard working conditions and endangering employees’ health

PUBLISHED : Monday, 12 January, 2015, 4:49am
UPDATED : Monday, 12 January, 2015, 9:42am

Danny Lee


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 [...]

iMaloche – Arbeit für Apple in China- Fortschritt und Ausbeutung

26.10.13 – Pui Kwan Liang lässt die Jalousie vor dem Fenster runter. Sie sperrt die Sonne, die staubige Straße am Rande der chinesischen Industriestadt Shenzhen und eventuelle neugierige Blicke aus. Liang, 27, ist berufsmäßig vorsichtig. Die Arbeiteraktivistin aus Hongkong fährt regelmäßig nach China, um die Beschäftigten dort zu unterstützen.

Separee im Restaurant, großer runder Tisch mit gelber Decke, darauf eine gläserne Drehscheibe, damit jeder an die Schüsseln mit Reis, scharfem Gemüse und Hühnchen herankommt. Wenn die Bedienung die Türe öffnet und mit lauter Ankündigung neues Essen bringt, stirbt die Unterhaltung. Es soll nichts nach außen dringen.

The Guardian: The woman who nearly died making your iPad

Tian Yu worked more than 12 hours a day, six days a week. She had to skip meals to do overtime. Then she threw herself from a fourth-floor window.

Tian Yu tried to kill herself in 2010, as did 17 of her Foxconn colleagues. Photograph: University Research Group

At around 8am on 17 March 2010, Tian Yu threw herself from the fourth floor of her factory dormitory in Shenzhen, southern China. For the past month, [...]

In These Times/ Huffington Post: Your “Distressed” Jeans Are Wearing Out Workers’ Lungs

“Distressed” jeans are designed to make that wear-and-tear look seem oh-so-effortless, but it can be the result of someone’s body taking a real beating.

In China, manual sandblasting techniques have given an increasing number of workers serious lung and respiratory problems. (From SACOM)

According to a recent investigation by the advocacy groups Clean Clothes Campaign, War on Want, and Hong Kong-based Students and Scholars Against Corporate Misbehaviour [...]