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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,

http://www.clntranslations.org/article/58/guangzhou-union


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

http://www.clntranslations.org/article/55/foxconn


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

http://www.clntranslations.org/article/41/chinese-students-go-undercover-to-investigate-coca-cola


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

http://www.clntranslations.org/article/29/shunda-factorys-rigged-trade-union-election


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

http://www.clntranslations.org/article/24/democratic-trade-union-election-in-reebok-supplier-factory-five-year-update


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