20 colleges and universities to research the Foxconn factory questioned the local government for its recruitment
by lisa on March 29th, 2012
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Following the Foxconn “chain jumping” incident occurred nearly two years, a tracking the Foxconn follow-up series commitment to the implementation of the report – “Foxconn, you rehabilitative you? – 2012 annual, three university the Foxconn research report “be released soon.
The report to be a complete picture of the implementation of Foxconn “chain jumping” incident, in recruitment and employment of student workers, ASUS N61Jv Battery , work environment, as well as a raise, etc. made to the social commitment, and trying to show society a true and complete Foxconn workers’ work-life picture.
Pro research group of the report by Lu Hui, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Peking University, Tsinghua University, Professor of Sociology, Shen Yuan and Guo co-sponsored in 2010 in China and Hong Kong Polytechnic University associate professor of Pan Yi, from Peking University, Tsinghua University, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong Chinese universities, 20 colleges and universities, including National Taiwan University more than 100 teachers and students to participate.
Prior to the research group has released in October 2010 and May 2011, “” cross-strait three universities the Foxconn research report, “the west – Foxconn expanding research report within the two reports.
A summary of the latest three research reports pointed out that the continued follow-up survey by the research group found that although Foxconn has taken some remedial measures, but the management system itself is not substantial ASUS F6E Battery , there have been some new problems. Among them, the outstanding performance in four areas: local government misuse of public resources for the Foxconn recruitment; Foxconn, local governments and vocational school, and seek common exploitation of student workers; stringent management changed and workers committed suicide to continue; a raise real short checks.
Local misuse of public resources committed to Foxconn recruitment
The report pointed out that the local government for Foxconn’s investment process, there is a serious misuse of public resources, to the executive order for the Foxconn to solve the problem of labor supply, not only caused a serious problem of illegal use of student workers, but also contributed to the social injustice. The report said that the local government to use public resources for the Foxconn recruitment, leading to vocational school to become a professional intermediary, causing Foxconn serious breaches of student workers. Foxconn to practice in the name of abuse exploitation of student work, requiring interns and young workers for high-intensity ultra-time-bound labor.
In addition, the report also pointed out that Foxconn will be substantial pay rises constantly announced, but has not really fulfilled. Foxconn wage at the same time, take to cut the welfare of workers, withheld overtime ASUS c90 Battery , increasing labor intensity and cost-cutting, the income of workers is not significantly increase.
Author of one of the research group, Department of Sociology, Peking University graduate Li Changjiang said in an interview with the Post reporter, the recruitment of the local government’s abuse of public resources for the Foxconn is very common, local governments often help in the name of “poverty alleviation” Foxconn job, and set the indicators of job tasks, county, township and town governments at all levels down to every level of job tasks. Foxconn of this phenomenon in Henan, Guangxi, Chongqing and other provinces, particularly the establishment of new plant.
Post reporter learned in a survey of the Henan Zhengzhou Foxconn factory in early March of this year, Foxconn landing in Zhengzhou, the Henan provincial government held the power of the province, down to every level of job tasks is the smooth introduction of the Foxconn played an important role. (See the Oriental Morning Post, March 14 A32-A33 “Foxconn stationed in Henan, one and a half: migrant workers returning home on the tide, local businesses sigh recruitment difficulties)
Post reporter was interviewed June 18, 2010, the Henan provincial government held a “Foxconn Technology Group in Henan, recruitment and training staff mobilization coordination”, to mobilize government resources in the province to help Foxconn recruitment.
At that time, Henan Province, employment promotion office specifically set up a working group, to expand the the Foxconn special recruitment in Henan province. 18 prefecture-level city in Henan Province have been assigned to the appropriate recruitment targets, such as the city of Zhengzhou, Luoyang City has the task of 10000. In addition, Henan allocation of money subsidies from the special employment funds and labor recruiters. This recruitment service levels to the towns and villages, streets. South of Henan Province, a middle school teacher to the Post reporter, said she received a school recommended a staff to the task of Foxconn.
Personnel in place at an alarming rate under the attention. In early July 2010, the Fuji Kang Futai China Precision Electronics Co., Ltd. in Zhengzhou City Export Processing Zone, just a month after the start of production. Two months later, on September 8, Fuji Kang Fuding Precision Industry Co., Ltd. located in Zhengzhou City, Zhongmou county, and started production a month later.
“Short-term is difficult to improve, the source of procurement policy
The three university research reports that Foxconn existing problems, not only their employment, management system, but also directly related to the procurement strategy of the multinational brand companies. The report pointed out, Apple and other brands in the global production chain of the electronics industry over depressed Unit Price, and shorten production time, resulting in its use of student workers in the supply chain, low wages, long working hours and other unreasonable conditions of production, serious damage to workers’ interests.
This is consistent with the previous demands of the public environmental research centers, environmental organizations. January 20, 2011 and August 31, a number of environmental groups has released two reports of the other side of the “Apple”, reveals Apple’s existing supply chain in China, pollution and poison. Involved in these two reports environmentalists told the Post reporter said that the interest in Apple, a company like Apple, have a strong control on the supply chain. Modify Apple’s procurement policies, can contribute to the improvements in Apple’s supply chain.
Li Changjiang said Foxconn series root of the problem is the procurement strategy of the multinational brands such as Apple, but because the Chinese foundries in the bottom of the industrial chain, short-term is difficult to improve.
However, Li Changjiang, noticed that, despite a series of research reports did not cause any reaction of the Foxconn Foxconn’s customers such as Apple will have to attach importance to the spread of these reports, which also contributed to the recent fair ILO (FLA) Foxconn The investigation of the factory.
However, the FLA released a report on the eve, which he has been inconsistent position so that the public began to question its independence. Li Changjiang, said yesterday that they have the same doubt. The research summary of the report pointed out that the challenged from two aspects: First, the investigation of the FLA is to accept Apple commissioned, and its funding comes from Apple and the upper reaches of the brand giants, while Foxconn is Apple’s main foundry, the investigation of the FLA can really objective and fair, may be subject to Apple about; Second, the FLA Foxconn official permission into the plant survey, is nothing less than a high-profile action, However, this is an open and high profile investigations, will hinder the FLA found disguised the truth.
According to the summary of the report, the “three” colleges and universities to Foxconn’s research began in June 2010, which lasted a year and a half depth Foxconn 19 plant throughout North China, Central, East, South, Southwest 14 cities, including Shenzhen, Nanjing, Kunshan, Hangzhou, Tianjin, Langfang, Taiyuan, Shanghai, Wuhan, Chongqing, Chengdu, Foshan, Zhengzhou, Changde. Through questionnaires and in-depth interviews, questionnaires 2409 were more than 500 of the interview cases, there have been 20 members of the research group into the Foxconn workers, with labor and workers ate, lived, experience the Foxconn production management mode.
A summary of the report pointed out that the research group will select survey sites outside the plant life in the community or the workers’ homes, these places did not come from Foxconn official supervision and pressure workers to freely express their true thoughts.