Philippines: a union foothold in the export processing zones

Author: International Confederation of Free Trade Unions, Published on: 9 September 2003

This report, published in the run-up to the forthcoming Ministerial Conference of the WTO taking place in Cancun, Mexico, from 10-14 September 2003, highlights the stark reality of these export processing zones, which symbolise of the global primacy of the race for profits over decent jobs worldwide. " " [Report refers to compulsory overtime concerns at factories producing for K-Mart, Jansport, Eddie Bauer, Acer computer, JC Penney, Sears Roebuck; employer threatening employee at gunpoint at factory producing for JC Penney; restrictions on access by employees to toilets at factory producing for Jansport [part of VF Corp], Eddie Bauer, DKNY, Sears Roebuck, JC Penney; banning of unions at factories producing for Samsung, Hyundai, Motorola, IBM, Alcatel, Grundig, Philips, Sanyo, Casio, Sony; concerns at factories producing for Gap & Wal-Mart; positive steps by factory producing for Jordache]

Read the full post here

Related companies: Acer Alcatel (now Alcatel-Lucent) Casio Donna Karan Eddie Bauer Gap Grundig Hyundai Group IBM J.C. Penney Jansport (part of VF Corp.) Jordache Kmart (part of Sears) Motorola Royal Philips Electronics Samsung Sanyo (part of Panasonic) Sears Sony VF Corp Walmart