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9 May 2013


Promise from Foxconn on democratic union is broken [China]

A recent report…reveals that…Foxconn [part of Hon Hai]…has never realized its commitment to promote democratic industrial relation and to fulfill its corporate social responsibility. In addition, according to the latest news report from a Chinese newspaper, the promised union elections are in limbo. SACOM urges Foxconn to push forward the democratization of trade union as soon as possible. On 4 February 2013, the Financial Times reported that Foxconn is going to launch its first ever democratic union elections among its factories with the assistance from Fair Labor Association (FLA)…Unfortunately, there was another report from a mainland Chinese press, Securities Daily on 6 May 2013, referring to a Foxconn spokesperson, who claimed that “union election is never on Foxconn’s agenda”…