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 [...]
Disney is Responsible for the Closure of Huang Xing Factory
7 Feb 2007
With regards to the closure of Shenzhen Huang Xing Factory, a supplier for Disney Corp., the Students and Scholars Against Corporate Misbehaviour (SACOM) has the following response:
Workers protest after Disney toy factory closes
EDT10 | EDT | By CHOW CHUNG-YAN in Shenzhen 2007-02-02
A Shenzhen factory found to have underpaid and overworked employees that made souvenirs for Walt Disney closed down yesterday, leaving hundreds of its workers jobless and without compensation. [...]
On January 4th and 15th, 2007, SACOM returned to the Shenzhen site of Hivac Startech Film Window. Hivac is a direct supplier of Foxconn and a second-tier supplier of Motorola.
Interviews from those visits verified Hivac have lost substantial orders for Motorola lenses, forcing Hivac to terminate the employment of close to half of its workforce. Hivac now employs only approximately 400 people despite a maximum capacity of 800 workers. Most of the 400 workers still employed worry they will lose their jobs before the Chinese New Year and that they will never [...]
Hivac is a second-tier supplier of Motorola making lenses for Motorola phones out of Nanshan, Shenzhen Special Economic Zone in southern China. After a SACOM and SOMO report revealing labour rights violations, Motorola retained Intertek to conduct a CSR audit at Hivac. Instead of taking corrective actions, Motorola withdrew orders from Hivac as a direct result of pressure on Motorola to enforce workers’ rights at Hivac. By December 2006, some 300 of the 700 production workers at Hivac have had lost their jobs. You can support the workers and SACOM in their demand to Motorola to respond immediately and to fulfill its social responsibilities.