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2015 Apr 8

Aberdeen University puts it’s procurement power to positive effect

The University of Aberdeen has officially joined other institutions to take a stand on the issue of labour rights in the electronics industry. Using their spending power to push for fair electronics, they have affiliated to Electronics Watch, an independent worker rights monitoring organisation growing in popularity across the public sector.

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2015 Mar 16

Electronics Watch foundation is formally established under Dutch law

Years of hard work paid off this week, with the legal establishment of the Electronics Watch foundation, whose mission is to achieve respect for labour rights in the global electronics industry through socially responsible public purchasing in Europe. This milestone marks the official launch of its work to monitor the electronics factories of its affiliate members, and push for better conditions for workers in electronics supply chains across the globe.

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2015 Mar 8

Electronics Watch is excited to welcome its newly selected Board of Trustees

We are very proud and excited to welcome the newly selected Board of Trustees (BoT) to Electronics Watch. Possessing a wide assortment of skills, expertise, cultural diversity, and deep knowledge of the regions of electronics production, they will work closely with Electronics Watch for at least the next two years on improving workers' rights in the global electronics industry.

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2015 Jan 9

Hong Kong Workshop discusses Electronics Watch Monitoring, Improvement & Reform Programmes

On Sunday 23 and Monday 24 November Electronics Watch held a workshop in Hong Kong with the objective of discussing the Electronics Watch Monitoring & Improvement and Reform Programmes. The workshop consisted of over 30 participants from civil society organisations, trade unions, labour rights groups and improvement initiatives from Hong Kong, China, Malaysia, Cambodia, Philippines, Indonesia, India, Vietnam, Thailand, and the US.

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2014 Nov 11

The University of Leeds joins the fast growing Electronics Watch Founding Members

Electronics Watch is happy to welcome the University of Leeds another founding member from the UK. This victory is a result of a national student-led Sweatshop Free campaign supported by People & Planet, the UK's largest student campaigning network. The campaign is gathering huge momentum in Britain, with many more affiliations expected over the coming months.

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2014 Nov 6

European-wide campaigns ask public institutions to join Electronics Watch

An online petition "No more deaths in electronics sweatshops" has just been released on the Avaaz website. It aims to raise awareness and collect thousands of signatures in a call to local and national governments, and public sector organisations, to affiliate to Electronics Watch: a new independent organisation working to monitor working conditions in the electronics industry.


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2014 Oct 15

The Electronics Watch initiative presented at EcoProcura 2014

The edition of EcoProcura 2014 took place in Ghent, Belgium on 24-26 September organised by ICLEI (Local Governments for Sustainability) and the City of Ghent. Procurers from different levels, policy-makers, suppliers and representatives from several organisations and initiatives gathered in Ghent to discuss and promote a number of topics related to sustainable public procurement. The event had over 350 participants, including representatives from Electronics Watch.

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2014 Oct 7

Electronics Watch releases a detailed mapping report of the ICT industry

Coinciding with the World Day for Decent Work, a new report published by the Electronics Watch Consortium has been released. The new report examines the complex production system of the ICT sector, maps extensively its key stakeholders and producer countries, and analyses the leverage of public buyers to change the abusive labour conditions in the industry.

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