Saturday, 15 January 2011

Vote for Foxconn for World's Worst Company at Public Eye Awards 2011

From a recent Maquila Solidarity Network email:

Vote for Foxconn for World's Worst Company at Public Eye Awards 2011
Last year we asked you to participate in an action alert by writing to Apple urging the company to address the deplorable labour practices which have been linked to more than a dozen worker suicides last year at its Chinese supplier Foxconn. Now MSN is supporting our colleagues at GoodElectronics in their drive to get Foxconn voted as the world's worst company at the Public Eye Awards 2011.

The Taiwanese electronics manufacturer produces high-end equipment for Apple, Dell, HP, Nintendo, Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Motorola and other global brands. Working under miserable conditions for 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.

Excessive mandatory overtime, miserable wages, military-style management, and humiliating punishments are the norm at Foxconn, and despite the public outcry over employee suicides working conditions at the world’s largest electronics supplier have not improved. Employees require approval even to go to the toilet and the only labour representation permitted is the company’s own pseudo trade-union.

Click here to vote for Foxconn for world's worst company.

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