Students and Scholars
Corporate Misbehaviour

Year Month

[Statement] Demand American Eagle, Hollister, Levi’s, GAP, Wal-mart, H&M to improve working conditions and stop sandblasting now!

5 September 2014, Hong Kong

Last year, a joint report entitled Breathless for Blue Jeans: Health Hazards in China’s denim factories[1] by SACOM, ITUC/GUF Hong Kong Liaison Office (IHLO), War on Want and Clean Clothes Campaign found workers lack the occupational health and safety protection and their working condition remain exploitative and the deadly sandblasting[2] was still common in the industry. SACOM and other groups launched a global campaign and urged the involved brands to respond and improve the working condition immediately.

Costco Supplier Factory Workers Match Against Wage Arrears

More than 200 workers from Delta Smooth Limited (金顺台艺品厂) in Shenzhen, a supplier of Costco in China have launched a series of street protests since 6 May, as the owner refused to pay their wages, social insurance and economic compensation after the factory closure. They marched to the township and district government offices to demand investigation into the issue but received no response.

Delta Smooth’s biggest client is Costco– the second largest retailer in US and the seventh largest retailer in the world. While Costco is renowned for its family atmosphere for employees, SACOM urges Costco’s intervention into the matter to fulfill its corporate social responsibility, by enjoining Zheng Rongwen, the owner of Delta Smooth, to meet his [...]

[Video] Those Were the Years, When I Was at Foxconn

Al Jazeera: Activate – iProtest

Apple is one of the coolest brands on the planet but it is currently under the spotlight for all the wrong reasons.

A spate of suicides at one of its main suppliers, Foxconn, has led to allegations of labour rights abuses in its Chinese factories. This film follows Debby Chan as she works to gather evidence against Foxconn and Apple, often at great risk to herself.

“News of the spate of suicides [at the] Foxconn [plants] in 2010 alarmed me greatly and I wondered whether the harsh management methodology drove workers to [...]

[Video] The Truth of the Apple iPad Behind Foxconn’s Lies