China: Foxconn to be first large company to allow democratic labour union elections

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Author: 东方早报 [中国]

英国金融时报…报道称,富士康将在春节后培训中国工人投票选举工会代表,该选举将产生更大比例的基层雇员工会代表,管理层将不再插手选举过程。该报道指出,这将是中国大型企业首次进行这样的操作。富士康…称,这是…旨在提高富士康工会中基层员工的比例,并提高员工对工会的认识…FLA[美国公平劳工协会]曾表示,富士康的工会不能真正代表工人…2007年,公司在深圳成立了第一个联合会——富士康集团工会联合会…但英国金融时报援引知情人士的话称,工人们传统上在执掌工会的工会委员会中几乎没有话语权,“富士康现有的工会选举不开放,也不透明,这也不是工会代表,超过一半人来自管理层。”…尽管富士康有意深化基层员工权益,但多位劳工观察人士却并不看好…

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英國金融時報…報導稱,富士康將在春節後培訓中國工人投票選舉工會代表,該選舉將產生更大比例的基層僱員工會代表,管理層將不再插手選舉過程。該報導指出,這將是中國大型企業首次進行這樣的操作。富士康…稱,這是…旨在提高富士康工會中基層員工的比例,並提高員工對工會的認識…FLA[美國公平勞工協會]曾表示,富士康的工會不能真正代表工人…2007年,公司在深圳成立了第一個聯合會——富士康集團工會聯合會…但英國金融時報援引知情人士的話稱,工人們傳統上在執掌工會的工會委員會中幾乎沒有話語權,“富士康現有的工會選舉不開放,也不透明,這也不是工會代表,超過一半人來自管理層。”…儘管富士康有意深化基層員工權益,但多位勞工觀察人士卻並不看好…

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4 February 2013

Foxconn plans Chinese union vote [China]

Author: Kathrin Hille & Rahul Jacob, Financial Times

Foxconn [part of Hon Hai]…is preparing genuinely representative labour union elections…in China…the first such exercise at a large company in China, where labour unions have traditionally been controlled by management and local government…The…company…said that the new election process would see a larger representation of junior employees and no management involvement. "The position of chairman and 20 committee members of the Foxconn Federation of Labour Unions Committee will be determined through elections once every five years through an anonymous ballot voting process," Foxconn said in response…Foxconn, with the help of the FLA [Fair Labor Association], will begin training its Chinese workers in how to vote for their representatives…The [current] chairman of Foxconn's labour union in China, Chen Peng, is the former head of the office of Terry Gou, the company's founder… [refers to Apple]

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