Students and Scholars
Against
Corporate Misbehaviour

Year Month

[Statement] No more iSlave on cover glass – Biel Crystal pledge to improve labour basic condition

17 December 2013

On 25 November, SACOM released an investigative report focused on the labour condition in Hong Kong-owned Apple supplier – Biel Crystal’s Huizhou factory. The research discovered numerous labour abuses and violation of Chinese Labour Law.

On 29 November, SACOM held a meeting with Mr. K.M. Yeung, President of Biel Crystal and expressed our discontent with the labour abuses and appalling working conditions in Biel Crystal factory. In the meeting, Yeung pledged to take the following actions to labour malpractices before January 2014:

[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.

Foxconn (2038.HK) ignores the demand of democratic trade union

Today (30 May 2013), the Students & Scholars Against Corporate Misbehaviour (SACOM) and other local organizations including Asia Monitor Resource Centre, Hong Kong Christian Industrial Committee, Justice and Peace Commission of the Hong Kong Catholic Diocese and a group of tertiary students went to the Annual General Meeting of Foxconn International Holdings Limited to protest against Foxconn’s maltreatment of workers and its broken promise of trade union democratization.

[Statement] Foxconn should keep its promise; we need no fake trade unions

Hong Kong, 30 May 2013

Foxconn should keep its promise; we need no fake trade unions

This is the fourth year of Students & Scholars Against Corporate Misbehaviour (SACOM) and other local organizations to come to the Annual General Meeting of Foxconn International Holdings Limited to protest against Foxconn’s maltreatment of workers and its broken promise of trade union democratization.

On 4 February 2013, Financial Times reported Foxconn would start trade union democratization in its Chinese factories with the assistance of Fair Labor Association (FLA).