Join the MSC21 now!

With the motto ‘Without Signal – Post-covid-19 impacts on the electronics industry’  this year the MSC will be held in two different formats: a virtual one, on 5 and 6 May, and a physical one, from 27 to 29 June, with face-to-face activities in different areas of the city of…

The Mobile Social Congress 2020 starts in the streets

The 5th edition of the Mobile Social Congress (MSC) started with a street action held in Barcelona’s Plaça Catalunya. Activists from SETEM Catalunya, the organizer of the MSC, denounced the arrogance of the giants of the mobile phone industry. They exposed the exploitation suffered by those working in the sector…

Give us a helping hand in the organization of the Mobile Social Congress 2020

Save the date! The fifth edition of the #MSC2020 will take place on February 24-25-26 in the Pati Manning in Barcelona. Entitled ‘SHARED STRUGGLES GLOBAL AND NORTH. FOR A FAIR ELECTRONIC MODEL‘ this year the MSC will voice the workers in the global electronics industry, seeking dialogue and the synergies of…

Call for applications: full studies grant for Power Shift in England!

SETEM Catalunya will pay for 10 students to travel to this activist training event. Held in metropolitan London, England, from July 3-7, it is organized by People & Planet. Power Shift is a participative training experience for student activists that provides: – Practical tools for channelling your passion for fighting…

Campaign for the release of jailed labor rights activists in China

Workers in China have long been deprived of their freedom of association and rights to organize independent trade unions. According to labour laws in China, the All-China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU), which is effectively a Communist Party subordinate, has the statutory authority to govern all trade unions, including the…

The Mobile Social Congress completes two days of panel discussions on the electronics industry’s supply chain

Around 400 people participated in the panel discussions and workshops that took place during the two days of the Mobile Social Congress (MSC) organized by SETEM Catalunya. The Congress took place on Tuesday and Wednesday at Pati Manning in Barcelona, coinciding with the Mobile World Congress (MWC). Nearly half of…

The Mobile Social Congress presents a report associating suicide with working conditions in the electronics industry in China

The report, prepared by the Economic Rights Institute and Electronics Watch, is based on the study of 167 suicide cases, in-depth interviews with 252 employees from four factories and surveys of 5,592 others. The Mobile Social Congress comes to a close this Wednesday with a panel discussion on responsible public…