Students and Scholars
Corporate Misbehaviour

Year Month

[STATEMENT]Strongly demand Marks and Spencer and supplier Grosby Footwear (Shenzhen) Ltd. to resolve the labor disputes

[STATEMENT]Strongly demand Marks and Spencer and supplier Grosby Footwear (Shenzhen) Ltd. to resolve the labor disputes

Shenzhen-based Grosby footwear factory is the supplier of international brands such as Marks and Spencer and Clarks in which Marks and Spencer is also the biggest buyer. After the lunar New Year holiday this year, workers discovered that there are late payment of wages and insurance, while the senior employees were particularly concerned about seniority benefits, medical reimbursement, and long-term employment protection because of the recent enterprise transformation. Workers went on strike on 26 May 2014. Between 5 and 12 June, instead of communicating with workers and trade [...]

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.


[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 [...]

[Open Letter to Apple’s Shareholders] Influence Apple with Your Shares

Hong Kong, 26 February, 2013

Dear Apple’s shareholders,

On the eve of Apple‘s annual shareholders meeting in the U.S., Students & Scholars Against Corporate Misbehaviour (SACOM) and other labour organizations in Hong