Sunday, 20 August 2006

Apple admits to unfair labor in China

Maybe it is true that Australians never had it so good!!

18 August 2006 10:06 by Davedough (on After Dawn)
Apple admits to unfair labor in ChinaIn a press release earlier, Apple admitted that there has been unfair work environments in their factories in China which produce the iPod.

Apple has said that it's own investigation has shown the working conditions to be excessive, and is now only enforcing a "normal" 60 hour work week. They further went on to say that there was no report of enforced labor or the use of children in their factories.

A representative from Apple has said "Our investigation found that our top iPod manufacturing partner, Foxconn, complies with our supplier code of conduct in most areas and is taking steps to correct the violations we found."

Janek Kuczkiewicz, director of ICFTU (International Confederation of Free Trade Unions) has stated that he is not impressed by Apple's report.

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