Chinese activists report Chan and Charles about the impact of the financial crisis and the working conditions in China’s world market factories Jenny HO of the Chinese organization SACOM students and scholars against corporate misbehaviour ( report on the impact of the financial crisis on the Chinese export industry: on the one hand, they observe looming unemployment and a weakening of the rights of the workers. On the other hand, they see an increase in protests on the street and by judicial legal claims by the workers. Also Chan and Charles make Jenny Ho latest reports about the working conditions at suppliers of large computer companies before. The dark side of cyberspace represents the reality of life in the mostly young migrant workers who work in the high-tech sweatshops: exorbitant overtime for peak hours, low wages and a poor work and health in the factories are not uncommon. Again, it comes to work-related accidents and poisoning. Also lacks a independent trade union organization. and want to discuss strategies of support of the Chinese workers. What potential do have public institutions, such as universities and communities, when they buy a computer? How can social criteria, such as, for example, the law on organising the public procurement need to be observed? 15.12 press conference starting at 10:30 h.

Hotel Aquino Convention Center Catholic Academy Hannoversche Strasse 5b 10115 Berlin-Mitte event beginning 14.-4p.m. TU Berlin Berlin main building / street of the 17th June 135 / room H0106 19.-21. IG metal House Alte Jakobstrasse 149 / room E01 – E02 17.12 – Munich 19: 00 EineWeltHaus / Schwanthalerstrasse 80 RGB 18.12 – Dresden 19: 00 – in the changeable / Gorlitzerstr. 42 / backyard lectures and discussions will be on german translated. More information: / contact: Jennifer Theodor (PC global): 030 27596887 /. financially by the European Union, the Czech Agency for development cooperation, the Aktion Mensch, the IG supported metal, the Catholic Fund and the Foundation to distribute for financial support. The content of the series of events are the sole responsibility of WEED and can not be regarded as position of its financial backers.