Case study on Nokia and its subcontractors in China: Weak rights and benefits for contract labour

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18 March 2005

Nokia refutes NGO claims of poor treatment of Chinese workers

Author: Helsingin Sanomat [Finland]

...Nokia refutes criticism from two Finnish non-governmental organisations that the company mistreats its workers at a factory in Southern China..."We obey the law and working hour legislation", insists Martin Sandelin, Senior Vice President of Nokia Corporate Marketing...Sandelin also says that Nokia pays well over the Chinese minimum wage...Workers reported that conditions at the Nokia factory were better in many ways than in other factories. [also refers to Perlos, Salcomp, Foxconn (part of Hon Hai), BYD]

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17 March 2005

Case study on Nokia and its subcontractors in China: Weak rights and benefits for contract labour

Author: FinnWatch & Finnish ECA [Export Credit Agency] Reform Campaign

Certain companies in Southern China do not comply with Nokia Code of Conduct, especially not for contract labour...[A new study]...describes the working conditions and life situation in Nokia's Chinese-led joint venture Dongguan Nokia [jointly owned with Dongguan Nan Xin Industrial Development Co.] as well as its subcontractors Finnish Perlos and Salcomp, Taiwanese Foxconn [part of Hon Hai] and Chinese BYD...

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