Electronic industry

The Deadly Labor Behind Our Phones, Laptops and Consumer Gadgets

Sep 3rd, 2011 | By cawinfo | Category: Electronic industry, Formal Economy

The world’s largest electronics manufacturer, Foxconn Technology Group, has a plan for ending the grisly run of worker suicides that have drawn it unwanted attention over the past two years: replace human workers with one million robots. It seems the best way to interrupt rising global outrage over worker abuse in iPhone factories is to [...]



Ssangyoung motors workers’ suicides

Mar 2nd, 2011 | By cawinfo | Category: Electronic industry, Formal Economy

Editorial: Breaking the gridlock at Ssangyong There have been a string of recent suicides among workers laid off by Ssangyong Motor, which enacted a mass-layoff in 2009 followed by a 77-day strike and brutal crackdown. One after another has departed this world, unable to handle the agonizing realities of life that followed their dismissal from [...]



Malaysian Electronics Workers Secure Union Rights

Feb 1st, 2011 | By cawinfo | Category: Electronic industry, Formal Economy

January 27, 2011 was a victorious day in the long struggle of the Malaysian electronics workers to join a union of their choice. An historic milestone was reached when ST Microelectronics workers, a majority of them women workers, voted in favour to join the newly formed Electronics Industry Workers’ Union (Southern Region). The journey to this [...]



SACOM Nominates Foxconn as the Evil Company for the 2011 People Award

Jan 18th, 2011 | By cawinfo | Category: Electronic industry, Formal Economy

The Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn produces high-end equipment for Apple, Dell, HP, Nintendo, Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Motorola and other global brands. Working under miserable conditions at minimal pay in giant Chinese factories at least 18 workers committed suicide in 2010. All suicide victims were migrant workers in the 17 to 25 age group. Employees are [...]



Spectre of Suicide Returns to Apple-Contractor Foxconn

Jan 14th, 2011 | By cawinfo | Category: Electronic industry, Formal Economy

The spectre of suicide has returned to Foxconn, with a 25-year-old female employee jumping to her death after she allegedly received a harsh dressing down and was told to resign. Wang Ling, who had worked in an engineering department of Foxconn Technology Group since 2005, died on Friday (Jan 7) morning after jumping from her brother’s [...]



Weaving Their Way to Victory

Nov 10th, 2010 | By cawinfo | Category: Electronic industry, Formal Economy, International Women's Day 100 Years

Bangkok – The Supreme Court has upheld a lower court decision to award compensation to a group of 38 textile workers suffering from lung diseases. The ruling, read out by the Labour Court on November 8, brought an end to a 15-year legal battle by the staff of Bangkok Weaving Factory led by Somboon Sikhamdokkae. [...]



Nokia Woman Employee Crushed to Death in Factory

Nov 4th, 2010 | By cawinfo | Category: Electronic industry, Formal Economy

CHENNAI: In a horrifying incident on Oct 31 evening at Nokia’s manufacturing facility in Sriperumbudur, a 22-year-old woman died after her neck was crushed inside a machine. What’s more, technicians refused to switch off even when she was bleeding through her nose and mouth, writhing in pain for over 20 minutes.On Monday, agitated workers of [...]



Union Leaders and Workers Remain in Jail in Foxconn Dispute in India

Oct 18th, 2010 | By cawinfo | Category: Electronic industry, Formal Economy

IMF calls for the release of imprisoned trade union leaders and workers, withdrawal of fabricated criminal cases and is writing to Foxconn and Nokia CEO’s calling on them to respect workers’ rights at a Foxconn plant located in a Special Economic Zone in Chennai, India. INDIA: Twelve Foxconn workers and union leaders remain in prison [...]



And Another Foxconn Worker Dies

Aug 9th, 2010 | By cawinfo | Category: Electronic industry, Formal Economy

Foxconn is famous for two things: manufacturing electronics (the PS3, the Nintendo Wii, the Xbox 360 and the iPhone) and having employees that commit suicide. This year, 12 Foxconn workers have taken their own lives. A 22-year-old female worker from Jiangsu Province has fallen to her death this week at the company’s Kunshan factory. Foxconn [...]



500 Workers from Foxconn India Stage Protest

Jul 28th, 2010 | By cawinfo | Category: Electronic industry, Formal Economy

According to the Express News Service, workers who came under exposure of mysterious gas leak at Foxconn factory in Sriperumbudur were admitted to Ramachandra Medical College Hospital, Porur, on Saturday morning (24th July) with complaints of giddiness, nausea and breathlessness. Later, all but 15 of them, were discharged after treatment. Of the remaining 15, five remained in [...]