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It’s Not Just Foxconn: Apple’s Chinese Suppliers Are Still Mistreating Workers [Report]

It’s Not Just Foxconn: Apple’s Chinese Suppliers Are Still Mistreating Workers [Report]

In a four-month investigation of 10 of Apple’s Chinese suppliers, China Labor Watch has found what they call “deplorable” working conditions in many of the factories of Apple’s component manufacturers. These factories allegedly contain hazardous working conditions and excessive overtime.

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Foxconn Employees Unhappy About Shorter Working Hours

Foxconn Employees Unhappy About Shorter Working Hours

Another sunny day at the Foxconn factory. Photo Ged Carroll (CC BY 2.0)

Bleeding hearts the world over are very happy with the news that Apple and Foxconn are working together to make employee working conditions better in their Chinese factories. But there is a group of people who aren’t so pleased about the reductions in working hours: the workers themselves.

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Accuracy Of NYT’s Report On Apple Factory Worker Abuse Is Under Fire

Accuracy Of NYT’s Report On Apple Factory Worker Abuse Is Under Fire

Tim Cook was outraged by a recent report from The New York Times that provided a detailed look at the poor working conditions for Chinese factory workers assembling our Apple gadgets. It seems he’s not the only one. The BSR, a leader in corporate responsibility which works with Apple to develop sustainable business strategies, has labeled the report “inaccurate” and “misleading,” and has requested that it is corrected by the NYT.

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Apple Releases Names of 156 Suppliers & Report On Factory Conditions

Apple Releases Names of 156 Suppliers & Report On Factory Conditions

Facing a storm of criticism over the working conditions in factories building iPods, iPhones and iPads, Apple today for the first time released the names of 156 global suppliers along with a report showing mixed success obtaining fair working conditions. One bright spot: fewer children are working on the much-prized Apple devices.

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