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[Report] No Wonderland for Workers: Investigative Report on Labour Conditions at Disney’s Supplier Factories in China[報告]  樂園背後 工人哀歌:迪士尼供應商勞工狀況調查[报告] 乐园背后 工人哀歌:迪斯尼供应商劳工状况调查

Since our founding in 2005, Students and Scholars against Corporate Misbehaviour (SACOM) has been concerned about the labour conditions of Disney’s supplier factories in China. Our [...]

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Students & Scholars Against Corporate Misbehaviour (SACOM) as an NGO aims at bringing concerned students, scholars, labour activists, and consumers together to monitor corporate [...]

[Report] [Revised Edition 2016] Unveiling The Labour Rights Violations — The Second Investigative Report on UNIQLO’s Suppliers in China[報告]  [2016修訂版]侵犯勞動權益,揭其血色面紗--優衣庫中國製造廠商勞工調查報告之二[报告] [2016修订版]侵犯劳动权益,揭其血色面纱--优衣库中国制造厂商劳工调查报告之二

The UNIQLO campaign aims at unveiling the poor labour conditions in China under the global fast fashion supply chain. It aspires to raise public awareness on the labour issues behind [...]

[Report] Throw Away the Bad Apple – Investigation of Lens Technology[報告] 不要毒「屏」果 還我乾淨手機──藍思科技調查報告[报告] 不要毒「屏」果 还我乾净手机──蓝思科技调查报告

SACOM has started Apple campaign since 2010. Over the years, mobile gadgets have dominated our daily lives. SACOM believes that humanity could go hand in hand with technology innovation. [...]

UNIQLO and Labour Rights: In response to the Fast Retailing CSR Action – Six months after our fact-finding report on harsh working conditions within UNIQLO’s Chinese suppliers優衣庫與工人權利:對迅銷集團社會責任報告的回應——優衣庫中國供應商惡劣用工條件實況調查報告發佈六個月後优衣库与工人权利:对迅销集团社会责任报告的回应——优衣库中国供应商恶劣用工条件实况调查报告发布六个月後

August 21st, 2015
Students & Scholars Against Corporate Misbehaviour
Human Rights Now
abour Action China

In January 2015, Students & Scholars Against [...]

OPEN LETTER TO UNIQLO: Respect labour rights Cut & Run cannot help the workers!致品牌UNIQLO (優衣庫)的公開信:  尊重勞動權益 中止合作不能保障工人!致品牌UNIQLO (优衣库)的公开信:  尊重劳动权益 中止合作不能保障工人!

OPEN LETTER TO UNIQLO

26th June, 2015

Respect labour rights

Cut & Run cannot help the [...]

Statement:  Low wages, long hours, fake union!  Decent working conditions to Foxconn workers immediately![聲明]低工資長工時假工會 要求鴻海立即改善工人待遇[声明]低工资长工时假工会 要求鸿海立即改善工人待遇

28 May 2015, Hong Kong

Today (28 May 2015), Students & Scholars Against Corporate Misbehaviour, together with other local labour rights concern groups [...]

[Joint Statement] Go Beyond a Short-term Improvement in UNIQLO’s suppliers [聯合聲明] 促請UNIQLO(優衣庫) 持續改善監察供應商勞動條件的制度[联合声明] 促请UNIQLO(优衣库) 持续改善监察供应商劳动条件的制度

11 February 2015

[Joint Statement] Go Beyond a Short-term Improvement in UNIQLO’s suppliers 

Students & Scholars Against Corporate [...]

[Statement] Clean Clothes from UNIQLO now! UNIQLO should improve the working conditions of the suppliers in China immediately! [聲明] 要求UNIQLO (優衣庫)立即改善中國供應商用工條件、還我們乾淨衣服![声明] 要求UNIQLO (优衣库)立即改善中国供应商用工条件丶还我们乾净衣服!

[Statement] Clean Clothes from UNIQLO now! UNIQLO should improve the working conditions of the suppliers in China immediately! 

Today, we are at the UNIQLO store in [...]

[Statement] iSlave 6 : Harsher than Harsher! Still Made in Sweatshops![聲明] 更大了,還是血汗生產![声明] 更大了,还是血汗生产!

[Statement] iSlave 6 : Harsher than Harsher! Still Made in Sweatshops!

19th September, 2014, Hong Kong

Today (19th September) is the official launch day of [...]

[Statement/Petition] Demand all denim brands to stop sandblasting![聲明/聯署信] 我們要求所有牛仔服飾品牌立即禁止噴砂工序![声明/联署信] 我们要求所有牛仔服饰品牌立即禁止喷砂工序!

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, [...]

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[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

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

Labor Politics under Three Stages of Chinese Capitalism

By Ho-Fung Hung

[Abstract]

This essay outlines the three stages of Chinese capitalist development in the 1980s through the 2000s and discusses how labor politics played out differently in each of the three stages and helped shape the next stage. Whence the erosion of living standards of urban workers amid out-of-control inflation and corruption in the late 1980s led to workers’ participation in the 1989 democratic movement, the full-fledged neoliberal reforms implemented by the post-1989 authoritarian state in the 1990s urged many laid-off workers in state enterprises to take to the streets. In the wake of these struggles by the declining rank of socialist state workers was the surge of militant resistance by the new working class [...]

Reflections on Labor in China: From a Moment to a Movement

By Tim Pringle

[Abstract]

This essay contrasts the scattered resistance of Chinese urban workers to the restructuring of state-owned enterprises at the turn of the century with the long march of migrant workers from victims to subjects. I argue that the “functional authoritarian” nature of the Chinese state and its policy of embracing globalization created the conditions for the defeat of China’s traditional urban working class. Coinciding with this moment has been the gradual emergence of a new movement of labor headed by migrant workers who have taken advantage of structural flaws in China’s development trajectory to pursue collective interests. This movement in the making has demonstrated a capacity to overcome spatial [...]

The Spatial Politics of Labor in China: Life, Labor, and a New Generation of Migrant Workers

By Ngai Pun and Jenny Chan
[Abstract]
China’s capitalist transformation offers us a non-Western perspective to understand the contradictions of transnational capital mobility, the working people’s lives, and the changing role of the state. This economic and social transformation continues to require the acceleration of a specific proletarianization—successive generations of rural migrant workers (nongmingong) have become the mainstay of the country’s export-processing sector, but they cannot become “free” laborers in the market. Within the dormitory labor regime, in which work and residence are tightly interconnected, workers turn the workplace and dormitory spaces into a battlefield to [...]