makeITfair: Important Improvements at Chinese Electronic Factories but Pressing Issues Remain

Abstract Significant improvements, such as higher wages, decreased number of student interns and discontinuance of Hepatitis B tests on job applicants have taken place after makeITfair published a report in 2009 about poor working conditions at four Chinese supplier factories of game consoles and MP3 players. The four factories (supplying to Apple, Microsoft, Motorola, Philips and Sony) have been recently re-examined by makeITfair. Some important issues remain however: the wage increases are still insufficient:; overtime remains significantly high; and lack of awareness of trade unions prevails.
Author Students and Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior (SACOM), and Finnwatch, 28 February 2011
8 Energy Intensive Industries, 8.5.5 Electronics-Computers-Mobile Phones and Batteries