Students and Scholars
Corporate Misbehaviour

Year Month

[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 [...]

[Statement/Petition] Demand all denim brands to stop sandblasting!

9 July 2013, Hong Kong

Guangdong province in China is home of approximately half of the world’s denim production supplying garment for popular high street brands like Lee, Levi’s, H&M, Hollister, Wrangler, American Eagle, etc. The recent fashion trend of distressed jeans has however resulted in the widespread use of sandblasting; together with other processing procedures they bring a lot of health hazards to workers.

Sandblasting entails blasting sand under high pressure onto the denim fabric to create a distressed look. This procedure creates a lot of dust that mixes with tattered fabric. Extended inhalation of these particles can cause severe respiratory problems such as silicosis, byssinosis (also known as ‘brown lung disease’), [...]

[Petition] Immediate Reinstatement of Wang Shishu, the labor activist who organized a pay rise petition in Shenzhen Wal-Mart!

18 December, 2012

While Wal-Mart stores in over 100 cities in 46 states in the United States, are facing thousands of demonstrators protesting and even striking against low wages, long working hours and labor rights violations in Wal-Mart, Students and Scholars against Corporate Misbehavior (SACOM ) has learnt that Wal-Mart workers in China are also protesting against their deteriorating labor conditions in recent months through a series of collective actions. Wal-Mart has responded by suppressing the workers and dismissing worker activists, including Wang Shishu. SACOM strongly condemns both Wal-Mart’s hostility to the workers’ legitimate demands and the illegal [...]

Students & Scholars Demand Tim Cook Stop Using Student Workers and Ensure Decent Working Conditions at Apple Suppliers!

Postcard to Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple

English version:

PostCard (Front+English)(R1)

PostCard (Back+English)(R1)