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Malaysia’s booming electronics industry leaves little room for workers’ rights

21 May, 2024Malaysia has become a hotspot for global electronics and semiconductor investment, with country's electrical and electronics export seeing a sharp increase of 54.2 per cent. However, the surge of electronics and semiconductor investment in Malaysia is sharply contrasted with low unionization; only six per cent of all Malaysian workers are unionized, the majority in the public sector.

Workers’ right under attack at Nexperia Philippines

5 April, 2024On April 5, 2024, Nexperia Philippines Inc., a significant player in the semiconductor industry, made a number of layoffs impacting union officials and breaching the terms of the collective bargaining agreement (CBA). 

Workers discuss responses to challenges in semiconductor industry

30 October, 2023The second virtual meeting of the global semiconductors trade union network took place on 16 October, bringing together 25 experts and union representatives from 12 countries to address challenges in the fast-changing industry.

Korean trade unions protest against escalating repression

25 July, 2023On 20 July 2023, the Korean Metal Workers' Union (KMWU) took another strong stand against trade union repression in Korea, calling for an end to the heavy-handed tactics employed by the government. The protest gained momentum as over 100,000 KMWU members from various industries participated in a nationwide strike in early July, demanding better labour rights and justice.

Organizing a top priority in ICT industry

23 May, 2023Organizing, sector development, health and safety and human rights due diligence were topics discussed at the ICT, electrical and electronics steering committee meeting, in Vietnam on 9 and 10 May. 

Union power yields collective bargaining agreements

19 January, 2023Unions in India’s Pune region, who are members of IndustriALL affiliate Shramik Ekta Mahasangh, signed nine collective bargaining agreements with multinational companies in 2022.

NXP Thailand must reinstate sacked workers

13 December, 2022NXP Manufacturing in Thailand, who counts Apple and Bosch among its clients, has fired 13 union leaders under the pretext of falsifying congress documents and refuse to go back on their union busting.

Unions and civil society organizations cooperate to protect migrant workers’ rights in Malaysia

24 November, 2022Trade unions and migrant workers’ organizations met with IndustriALL, UK union UNISON and Electronics Watch in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, on 3-5 November to discuss organizing strategies and remediation mechanisms for migrant workers and unions in the electronics industry.

IndustriALL forms a union network in the semiconductors industry

16 September, 2022On 24 August IndustriALL hosted an online strategy-building conference on building union power among unions that organise in multinational companies and supply chains in the electronics industry.  Over 40 delegates from 16 countries joined the conference representing workers of semiconductor producers and their supply chain. This was the first meeting of the semiconductors’ network, which will also include the earlier created NXP and ST Microelectronics union networks.

Making workers heard along the battery supply chain

30 June, 2022In an online meeting on 28 June, IndustriALL brought together industry experts to discuss and consolidate the strategy on battery supply chains.