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Items tagged with "CSR"

Guangzhou and US unions discuss the politics of global supply chains: is this an example of constructive engagement?

18 September 2010

Click here to download this introduction in PDF format CLNT_GZ_SanFrancisco_collaboration_intro.pdf … One big debate in the international trade union movement in the past two decades has been whether to … engage with the All-China Federation of Trade Union (ACFTU). As a union under the control of the … Chinese Communist Party, one camp has argued for no engagement. The camp that supports engagement … argued that in this enormous organization there must be some trade unionists who stood with labor,


Chinese responses to Foxconn suicides

03 June 2010

Click here to download this introduction in PDF format CLNT_Foxconn_intro.pdf Foxconn has been … notorious amongst Chinese labor activists for years. Its enormous size, the strict discipline … imposed on its employees and its cramped dormitories with 3-tiered bunk beds make it stand out from … other Chinese IT factories not to mention the fact that it is the biggest manufacturer of … electronic and computer components in the world. But never has this Taiwanese corporate giant had to


Chinese students go undercover to investigate Coca Cola

16 September 2009

Student beaten by manager when he asked for his wages CLNT Editorial: 16 September 2009 Click here … to download this editorial in PDF format. This may make footnotes easier to read! CLNT Coca Cola … editorial In this issue of CLNT, instead of providing a translated article as usual, we bring you … the latest news from an unusual and groundbreaking campaign by mainland Chinese student activists, … in support of workers at Coca Cola bottling plants. In August 2008, students from several mainland


Shunda Factory’s Rigged Trade Union Election

19 March 2008

CLNT has just secured a report from a production line worker, Worker Ye (a pseudonym) at the Shunda … factory which was the subject of CLNTs August 2007 posting, Democratic Trade Union Election in … Reebok Supplier Factory: Five Year Update. Ye reports that the Shunda union re-election took place … in October 2007 and that it was rigged. Candidates running for the union committee were … overwhelmingly supervisors and managers, and the positions of trade union chair, deputy chair and


Democratic Trade Union election in Reebok Supplier Factory: Five Year Update

25 August 2007

Peter Lee, an independent labour researcher and activist in China’s Fujian province has … provided us with a rare insight into the mid to long-term effects of so-called Corporate Social … Responsibility (CSR) projects adopted by major Western brands in an attempt to improve working … conditions in their supply factories. Lee’s is not the first critique of such CSR programs, … but it is possibly the first to chart their mid- to long-term effects in China. Peter Lee’s


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