China Herald has a post on Reebok’s failed attempt at a union at one of its suppliers in Fujian, Shun Da Shoes. They started out with good intentions and to build up its CSR. But five years later and union hasn’t made things better, they’re much worse. The report seems to indicate the union leaders are corrupt and the workers make less than they did before and with less benefits. Now that Adidas purchase Reebok, the workers’ workload has increased and the human rights monitor has left the factory.
A pretty bad situation. Since Adidas and Reebox sponsor the Olympics, I wonder if their supplier will get investigated by the Beijing Olympic Committee.