NXP Semiconductors, a supplier to Apple, accused of anti-trade union activities in the Philippines
In May 2014 NXP Semiconductors was accused of sacking of 24 union workers for union activity. In early August 2014 we contacted NXP and Apple regarding the allegations. NXP denied it has done anything wrong (see full response below). We also contacted Apple to respond to the criticisms of its reported supplier but it did not respond.
In late August IndustriALL submitted a rejoinder to NXP's response disputing their claims. We invited NXP to respond which it did in early September(see response and rejoinder below).
On 3 October IndustriALL and NXP announced a new labour agreement bringing an end to the dispute and obtaining satisfactory results for all the workers including the reinstatement of 12 of the workers.