© China Labour Watch Electronics Production | September 19, 2012
Flextronics Corporate on strike action in Shanghai
EMS-provider Flextronics has issued a corporate statement about recent strike actions at their Shanghai facility in China. Please read below.
In July 2012, the local government informed Flextronics about their decision to redevelop the plot of land where Flextronics Shanghai (Malu) is presently located. The plan is to turn the entire area into “Jiading New City”, one of the three new satellite cities planned under the auspices of the Shanghai Municipal Government. As a result of this resolution, all factories in the vicinity including Flextronics will have to relocate their operations. We recently communicated this to our employee and customer base. Unfortunately, this led to an employee strike at our Shanghai (Malu) facility. We are taking action to remedy this misunderstanding with our team in Malu. The local government’s redevelopment plan is propelling our move to consolidate Flextronics Shanghai (Malu) operations into our facility in Suzhou (Wuzhong). The consolidation will be carried out progressively and seamlessly over the course of one year, starting in November 2012. This move will allow us to expand our service offerings for complex, high-tech products across various industries, thereby enhancing our campus establishment in Suzhou which consists of Flextronics Wuzhong, Suhong and Suqian. We are offering employees the option of relocating to Wuzhong or receiving an equitable severance package that is in accordance with company customs and exceeds local laws. Flextronics values its global workforce and is committed to providing our employees with fair compensation and benefits.