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One of Apple's key suppliers, NXP, wrongfully dismissed 24 workers from a factory in the Philippines which makes technology for the new iPhone. What is Apple doing to ensure that the workers are reinstated?
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NXP, which is reportedly supplying technology for Apple’s new 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.
But we suspect something much more insidious is happening. The workers have been protesting for months to get their jobs back. It appears that NXP now wants to pay them off to shut up and go away, basically acknowledging that they were wrongfully dismissed.
The NXP 24 don’t want to be silenced and trade their fundamental rights for corporate cash -- and they shouldn’t have to. Apple claims to ensure that its suppliers treat workers with respect and dignity. Apple could weigh in to get the workers back their jobs now, but so far the Californian IT giant has done nothing to fix this serious issue.
The 24 fired workers are leading members of a trade union. For months now they have been without work and pay, but their spirits are kept high by the solidarity they receive from friends and supporters like you around the globe. NXP's dismissal of all of the union leadership is an attack upon the rights of all workers to freely associate and organise.
Nobody wants the products they buy from Apple to be tainted by the abuse of workers in developing countries. What's more, Apple says that it is serious about supplier responsibility. Now it’s time to put those words into action--to demand justice for the workers who were illegally fired.
It took years of sustained pressure from conscientious consumers and activists like you before Apple agreed to make serious changes to the way it treated the workers in its supply chain. Now the company must deliver on those promises.