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 [...]
[Action Statement] Action to urge Yue Yuen (0551.HK) to account for the debts on social insurance to the workers
30 May 2014
Today (30 May 2014), labour organizations in Hong Kong stage a demonstration at the Annual General Meeting of Yue Yuen (0551.HK) against the ambiguous arrangement on the compensation of social insurance to the workers.
Since the 5 April, more than a thousand of workers from the world’s largest footwear manufacturer Yue Yuen went on strike in its Gaobu Factory in Dongguan to protest against its violation of labor rights including the deduction on the contribution of social insurance and the labor contracts without legal effect. Later, 50,000 workers joined the strike. Though the strike was ended, Yue Yuen has not yet clearly explained the total social insurance payment in arrear to all affected workers. [...]
A touching reflection by Fei GAO, a Duke University student who spent her summer in South China last year. Her article shows a glance of workers suffering from work injuries and the exploitation under the mark of “Made in China”. The article was first printed on Duke East Asia Nexus 4(1).
16 May 2014, Hong Kong
Today, workers and activists call for the “Let’s Tackle Apple Action” in different European cities, in front of the stores of the world’s most valuable brand Apple, to protest against Apple and its chief supplier Foxconn in labour exploitation. This concrete, transnational solidarity action is part of the May of Solidarity mobilization promoted by the Blockupy’s coordination and is very meaningful in nurturing grassroots strength, and challenging corporate squeeze in global electronic production. SACOM stands by our comrades around the world to end exploitation.
[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 [...]