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Foxconn plans Chinese union vote [China]

Author: Kathrin Hille & Rahul Jacob, Financial Times, Published on: 4 February 2013

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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Related companies: Apple Foxconn (part of Hon Hai) Hon Hai