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    Impact Story: UK University Buyers Achieve Constructive Industry Response on Student Internships

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    In 2015, the NGO Danwatch began an investigation into Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Wistron finding evidence of illegal use of student labour...

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    Impact Story: Victory for trade union rights in Czechia

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    At the start of the Covid pandemic workers were concerned for their safety, being in close proximity on the production line. Foxconn, which then employed 1,900 workers in Kutná Hora, Czechia, continued to receive orders. In April 2020, with demand increasing, workers were offered financial incentives to come to work during their Easter holidays. Many Electronics Watch affiliates buy HPE servers made in this factory.

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    Impact Story: Public buyers’ worker rights alert triggers changes at one of world’s biggest employers

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    In 2016, Electronics Watch and Czech monitoring partner Multicultural Center Prague (MKC Praha) began interviewing workers at Foxconn's factory in the city of Pardubice in Czechia. The Taiwanese manufacturer is one of the largest private employers in the world. The universities of Leeds, Leicester and Edinburgh had reported buying HP workstations made in the factory...

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