Tue, 05/29/2012 - 02:43 — LabourWorld
Give Apple workers a voice in their future
By joining the Fair Labor Association, Apple has embarked on its latest program of auditing its suppliers, ostensibly to investigate and remedy the appalling abuses in its supply chain that have been well documented and widely reported. While Apple claims that it is finally taking the issue seriously, its top-down auditing approach can never be a long-term solution to the systematic violations of labour rights that are occurring every day in the manufacture of electronic products. Indeed, Apple promised in 2006 that auditing would protect the rights of workers in its global supply chain, with results that are all too apparent.
Mon, 04/16/2012 - 07:01 — LabourWorld
April 12, 2010
More than ten people, all of whom were reported to be former employees of Philips, gathered outside Philips' Beijing office last week to demand that the company pay full social insurance contributions.