Corporate Watch

Suicide epidemic at Foxconn

By Ji BeibeiSource: Global Times. 13 May 2010. Six worker suicides in less than five months have put the management of Taiwan-based company Foxconn under a microscope again after another of its employees jumped from a building and died Tuesday in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province.

Taiwan: Young Fast accepts fines for labor violation

Source: The China Post, 13 April 2010. TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Young Fast Optoelectronics Co., Ltd., a leading manufacturer of small to medium-sized touch panel sensor (TPS) products, promised yesterday to review and improve employment policies after being accused of violating labor regulations. Led by labor unions, company employees staged protests accusing the management of assigning students hired by the company to the night shift and forcing them to work more than eight hours per day.

Taiwan Nien Hsing factory danger to African children

Nothing grows here in the shadows. There is only desolation in the tired soil at Paballo Marumo’s cracked and filthy feet. Her shoes, the thin plastic sandals worn by children across the townships of southern Africa, are gone. “Stolen!” she tells me in her language, Sesotho. At eight years old she sits hopelessly at the bottom of the rubbish dump hierarchy.

TSMC May Become Taiwan`s 1st Hi-tech Firm With a Labor Union

Taipei, Aug. 4, 2009 (CENS)--Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), the world`s leading contract IC maker, may become the first hi-tech company in Taiwan with a labor union. Over 30 TSMC employees have expressed their willingness to organize a labor union via a website, dubbed `the association of labor rights of science park," set up by the Labor Party.

Petition for a Reduced Sentence for the Injured Worker Liu Hanghuang on Humanitarian Grounds

Sign the petition: On 16 June 2009, Liu Hanghuang, a factory worker in Dongguan, fatally stabbed two of his Taiwanese employers and left a third critically injured. This is definitely an unbearable tragedy for both sides, especially an irreparable regret for the family of the Taiwanese businessmen.

Report on Huawei's Handling of the Wintek CSR Event

Huawei has always been attaching great importance to the social responsibility of its suppliers and partners and insisting on purchasing goods based on business ethics unswervingly. According to international standards, such as SA8000, ISO14001, and OHSAS18001, Huawei has issued the Sourcing with Social Accountability to all its suppliers. All the suppliers of Huawei are required to observe the rules specified in the preceding procurement guide.

Labour groups call on Apple to stop accepting "exploitative" practices of its suppliers

Taiwancorpwatch Yesterday morning(21/5), the Taipei-based National Federation of Independent Trade Unions (全國自主勞工聯盟) and eleven other labour rights organizations (see below) protested outside the offices of Apple Computer in Taipei against the exploitation of workers in Taiwan and China by Apple's major flat-panel supplier Wintek.


Protest against Apple Computer Taiwan Time: 21 May 2009 (Thursday) AM10: 00 (about 60 people)Place: Apple Computer Taiwan (No.333, Sec. 2, Dunhua S. Rd., Da-an Dist., Taipei City, Taiwan)Contact: Chu Wei-Li (0981-238-732)English Contact: Torrent Pien([email protected])

Ex-WINTEK Workers Joined in Protest of Poor Working Condition

To sign the petition online, go to: If you are holding an iPhone or an HTC in your hand, you might have contributed to the ordeals of nearly 8,000 factory workers in China and Taiwan, to speak of the least.

All workers united against sweatshops! Condemn WINTEK for exploiting labours

2009.04.20 National Federation of Independent Trade Unions, WINTEK bargaining team, Solidarity Union,Youth labor union 95 WINTEK Corporation (負責人黃顯雄,Headquarter: No.10, Jianguo Rd., Export processing district. Taichung County) was established in 1990. Its majors products include flat monitors such as LCD, LCM and touch panels, occupying the largest market share of touch panels and small-sized mobile phone panels, ranking among top 3 worldwide.
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