iPhone 6 and new campaign launched today
The new iPhone 6 is launched today but campaigners say it is tainted with labour rights abuses at a supplier in the Philippines which Apple could easily put right.
According to campaign group the Sum Of Us, 24 iPhone workers were wrongfully dismissed in May for taking holidays on public holidays.
NXP, which is reportedly supplying technology for the iPhone 6, fired the 24 workers under the pretext that their failure to work on a number of public holidays amounted to an illegal strike.
The workers were attempting to negotiate a new collective bargaining agreement.
The 24 fired workers are leading members of a trade union.
150,000 signed a petition to Apple last month about this. Trade unions around the world are also contacting Apple this week and later this month, to help get the 24 workers their jobs back.
You can take action by contacting Apple about the NXP 24 and Apple’s commitment to supplier responsibility via the SumOfUs website.
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