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 [...]
Open Letter to CEO of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.: Respect trade union rights; start collective negotiation with store closure programme affected workers now!
President & CEO of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Walmart Home Office
702 SW 8th Street
9 April 2014, Hong Kong
Dear Mr. McMillon,
It has come to our concern that Walmart China is undergoing a large-scale closure programme. Alone in March 2014, at least six Walmart stores have been closed down[i]. According to Financial Times, Walmart China has planned to close about 20 stores by the end [...]
Hong Kong, 28 February 2014
On the day of Apple’s annual general meeting, Students and Scholars Against Corporate Misbehaviour (SACOM) is urging Apple again to take immediate and constructive action to fulfil its corporate responsibility by improving the working conditions in its suppliers.
Despite respectable quarterly revenues of US$57.6 billion and a net quarterly profit of US$13.1 billion in the first quarter of its fiscal year of 2014, the company is unwilling to share its success with frontline workers – those who turn its ideas into real products. Apple’s newly published Corporate Supplier Responsibility (CSR) Progress Report projects an ideal workplace at Apple suppliers, yet we doubt [...]
17 December 2013
On 25 November, SACOM released an investigative report focused on the labour condition in Hong Kong-owned Apple supplier – Biel Crystal’s Huizhou factory. The research discovered numerous labour abuses and violation of Chinese Labour Law.
On 29 November, SACOM held a meeting with Mr. K.M. Yeung, President of Biel Crystal and expressed our discontent with the labour abuses and appalling working conditions in Biel Crystal factory. In the meeting, Yeung pledged to take the following actions to labour malpractices before January 2014: