Students and Scholars
Corporate Misbehaviour

Year Month

OPEN LETTER TO UNIQLO: Respect labour rights Cut & Run cannot help the workers!


26th June, 2015

Respect labour rights

Cut & Run cannot help the workers!

Regarding the public statement released on 17th June by Fast Retailing[1], it claims that the company is looking into the reported strike in its supplier Artigas Clothing & Leatherware Factory (hereafter Artigas) and urges Lever Style, which manages Artigas, to have thorough discussion with the workers for a peaceful resolution. If the situation is not promptly solved, Fast retailing will re-assess the relationship with Lever Style such as [...]

[Open Letter] Not only not perfect: aware of wrongs, yet unwilling to change — An open letter from the iLabour Action Group to Foxconn Technology Group

iLabour Action Group (formerly The new generation migrant workers concern programme” research team) has released a statement to respond to the recent statement by Foxconn Technology Group to All-China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU) to excuse its labour rights violations. Below is the English translation of the statement.


Not only not perfect: aware of wrongs, yet unwilling to change



Urge for actively shouldering corporate social responsibility

Respect workers’ rights and dignity

 24 December 2014

On 17 December 2014, Students and Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior (SACOM) initiated a solidarity action in front of the store of G2000 and UNIQLO in Festival Walk to support the strikers in the Shenzhen Artigas Clothing & Leatherware factory, together with representatives from other groups care about the well-being of Chinese workers, such as Globalization Monitor (GM), Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Union (HKCTU), Hong Kong Liaison Office of the International Trade Union Confederation (IHLO). We protested [...]

[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 [...]

[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 [...]