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2024 May 22

Meet our affiliates: Flemish Agency for Facility Operations

We talk to three team members at the Flemish Agency for Facility Operations (Het Facilitair Bedrijf) in the latest installment in our "Meet our Affiliates" series. Find out more about their socially responsible public procurement goals, how affiliation to Electronics Watch is helping to meet those goals, as well as looing as some of their challenges and achievements along the way.

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Malaysia map
2024 Mar 25

Migrant workers in Malaysia: worker-driven monitoring snapshots

A team from Electronics Watch visited Malaysia in late January 2024 to meet migrant workers and learn more about the workplace issues they are facing, including union busting, recruitment fees, low wages and poor health and safety. Engaging local trade union representatives was another goal of the trip, to look at how we can combine efforts to tackle rights violations and prevent harm to workers.

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2024 Feb 22

Meet our Affiliates: UNISON

In the second installment in Electronics Watch's "Meet our Affiliates" series, we showcase another of our 1,500 affiliates and shine a light on the key people implementing responsible procurement.

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Mining truck at a Sulawesi nickel mine, Indonesia. (Credit: Mirwanto Muda, Wikipedia Creative Commons)
2024 Jan 25

EVs fuel growing demand for Indonesian nickel, while workers pay with their lives

Tragically, during the final days of 2023, 18 workers were killed and 38 were injured after an explosion at a nickel plant on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia. Sulawesi is a hub for Indonesia's production of nickel, much of which is exported to meet the growing demand for use in renewable energy technologies, including batteries for electric vehicles.

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Taiwan trade union representatives Nov 2023
2024 Jan 14

Freedom of association, recruitment fees and migrant workers: snapshot of Taiwan

In November 2023, a delegation from Electronics Watch travelled to Taiwan to provide training for local monitoring partners Serve the People Association (SPA) and to learn more about the issues facing electronics workers there. These include discrimination against union members, difficulties faced by migrant workers in securing repayment of recruitment fees, poor living conditions and unfair wage deductions.

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