Worker protests over pay disputes at Apple suppliers in India and China at the end of last year briefly directed the world’s attention to precarious work in electronics supply chains. In the case of Wistron in Bangalore, India, employing 90% of the workforce, paid workers late and less than they had promised. This case well illustrates why workers often tell Electronics Watch that their precarious work situation is what they would most like to change.
In this public webinar, Electronics Watch monitoring partners will discuss the issues stemming from contractualization and other forms of precarious work, especially in the current context of the pandemic. Electronics Watch affiliates will explore these issues from a procurement angle, looking at the cycle of production and procurement in the industry, and how their own purchasing practices can help drive solutions.
Jenny Chan, Assistant Professor of Sociology and China Studies in the Department of Applied Social Sciences at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Aneesh Manjunaath, Coordinator for Legal Research and Training at Cividep India.
Kristin Talbot, Sustainability Strategist, SKL Kommentus.