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Document ID (ISN)107496
CIS number 07-1354
ISBN(s) 978-92-2-119459-0 (En); 978-92-2-219459-9 (fr); 978-92-2-319459-8 (es)
Year 2007
Convention or series no. TMITI/2007
Title The production of electronic components for the IT industries: Changing labour force requirements in a global economy
Original title La production des composants électroniques pour les industries des technologies de l'information: évolution des besoins de main-d'œuvre dans une économie mondialisée [in French]
La fabricación de componentes electrónicos para las industrias de las tecnologías de la información: El cambio de las necesidades con respecto a la mano de obra en una economía mundializada [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 2007. xii, 119p. Illus. Price: CHF 15.00.
Internet access [in English] [in French] [in Spanish]
Abstract This report was prepared as a basis for discussion at a tripartite meeting on emerging labour and social issues in the electronic components manufacturing sector held in Geneva, Switzerland, 16-18 April 2007. Spectacular growth and investment in the electronic components industry, which manufactures the worlds chips, semi-conductors, cell phones, music players and computers, has generated millions of jobs and spawned billions of dollars in investment, much of it developing and emerging economics, especially in Asia. However, the report argues that this growth has also spawned a considerable number of social and labour challenges, including concerns over working conditions, wage levels, gender issues and management-labour relations.
Descriptors (primary) ILO; electronics industry; conditions of work; work efficiency
Descriptors (secondary) report; labour-management relations; economic aspects; conference; Asia; developing countries; social aspects; glossary; terms of employment
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceILO
Subject(s) Other industries and occupations
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Electronics industry
Manufacturing of electrical appliances and equipment