Independent Monitoring for Public Procurement



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2019 Mar 4

Electronics Watch Welcomes New Affiliates in Sweden and UK

The Greater London Authority (GLA), a strategic regional authority in the United Kingdom, affiliated to Electronics Watch at the end of 2018. The GLA is responsible for delivering transport, policing, economic development, fire and emergency planning services, and consists of three functional bodies — Transport for London (a founding member of Electronics Watch), the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime, and the London Fire Commissioner. Another large consortium, "Sustainable Public Procurement,"  a national collaboration between the Swedish County Councils and Regions, has also affiliated.

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2019 Feb 21

Call to Industry to Prevent Forced Labour Risks

Electronics Watch and our monitoring partner, the Migrant Worker Rights Network (MWRN), have for over two years been documenting excessive recruitment-related fees and expenses that migrant workers from Myanmar pay to get a job at two sites of Cal-Comp Electronics (Thailand). While working conditions have improved in some respects following buyer intervention, industry attempts to detect, remedy and prevent excessive recruitment fees and related forced labour risk have not yet been effective.

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The mission of Electronics Watch is to help public sector organisations work together, and collaborate with civil society monitors in production regions, to protect the rights of workers in their electronics supply chains.