Students and Scholars
Corporate Misbehaviour

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Is EICC protecting Apple and Foxconn on recent worker suicides?

June 25th, 2010

On May 28th, under mounting pressure from labor rights group and concerned scholars around the world, the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) Board of Directors expressed that they were saddened about the loss of life at Foxconn. The 8-member EICC Board, consisting of representatives from IBM, Dell, Jabil, STMicroelectronics, Cisco, Intel, Flextronics, and HP, has established a task force to study factors affecting employee health and welfare in their own facilities as well as in their suppliers in the global supply chains.

Another Foxconn Worker Dies – This Time from Exhaustion

4 June 2010, Hong Kong

Yan Li, 27,is the latest victim of Foxconn, the manufacturer of iPads and other high-tech items that has experienced a recent rash of worker suicides. He collapsed and died from exhaustion on 27 May after having worked continuously for 34 hours. His wife said Yan had been on the night shift for a month and in that time had worked overtime every night. Yan, an engineer, had worked for Foxconn since April 2007.[1] The tragedy marks the 11th death at the corporation since January this year. To pay respect to these young lives, Students & Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior (SACOM) designates 8 June 2010 as the [...]

[Petition] June 8th: Global Day of Remembrance for Victims of Foxconn


To: Members of the National Federation of Independent Trade Unions and Wei-li Chu, NAFITU Secretary General

From: Jenny Chan, Chief Coordinator, Students & Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior (SACOM)


Today, July 13, 2009, SACOM expresses our greatest joy and extends our solidarity and support to your newly established worker union at Wintek’s Youth Plant in Taoyuan, Taiwan.

You have demonstrated to your brothers and sisters at other Wintek facilities in Taiwan, mainland China, and India the power of workers’ unity.

HUAWEI has had cut WINTEK order by 2/3; SACOM: Response to Huawei’s Handling of “the Wintek CSR Event”