Apple's Supplier - Pegatron - Violates Labor Rights
Apple’s supplier - Pegatron - is accused of 86 labor rights violations, China Labor Watch reports. The information about these infringements was collected by undercover investigators, who have been working on three Pegatron factories for a couple of months. They claim about underage workers employment, low wages, poor working conditions and other infringements.
- Withholding of worker pay and/or identification cards they need to work elsewhere
- Poor living conditions including 30-minute waits to enter their production facility, tight living quarters, and packed cafeterias
- Poor working conditions, with employees only given knit gloves to protect from hazardous chemicals
- Workweeks that regularly exceed Apple’s 60-hour limit and the withholding of payments to workers who worked for a short period
Apple has already had suchlike problems with its other supplier - Foxconn - last year. This time the company representatives say that they will investigate the issue to prevent further infringements. Nothing strange here - Apple’s dependent on this manufacturer, which allegedly makes a ⅓ of all iPads and iPhones, so it will do anything to hush up the scandal.
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