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Sun Feb 3, 2013, 08:40 PM

Foxconn plans Chinese union vote

Source: CNN

8:13 PM EST, Sun February 3, 2013


(Financial Times) -- Foxconn, the contract manufacturer whose biggest customer is Apple, is preparing genuinely representative labour union elections in its factories in China for the first time, a powerful sign of the changes in the workshop of the world demanded by an increasingly restive workforce.

This would be the first such exercise at a large company in China, where labour unions have traditionally been controlled by management and local government. Foxconn is the country's largest private sector employer with 1.2m mainland workers.

The Taiwanese company, the world's largest contract maker of electronics, said that the new election process would see a larger representation of junior employees and no management involvement.

"The position of chairman and 20 committee members of the Foxconn Federation of Labour Unions Committee will be determined through elections once every five years through an anonymous ballot voting process," Foxconn said in response to questions from the Financial Times.

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/03/business/china-foxconn-union/

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OhioChick Feb 2013 OP
Omaha Steve Feb 2013 #1
OhioChick Feb 2013 #2
okaawhatever Feb 2013 #3
ripcord Feb 2013 #4
freshwest Feb 2013 #5

Response to OhioChick (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 09:26 PM

1. Maybe China can teach Americans about labor


K&R. Nice to see my old friend on this OP!

OS

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Response to Omaha Steve (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 09:30 PM

2. Good to see you, Steve!

I hope you and yours are doing well.

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Response to OhioChick (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:12 PM

3. Apple has already announced moving some manuf. back to US. I'm wondering how neocons are going to

spin that when the time comes. Go workers, go!

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Response to OhioChick (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:49 PM

4. You have to wonder

How much power a union in China will be allowed to have.

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Response to OhioChick (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 01:15 AM

5. Good news.

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