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China: Apple & Foxconn confirm labour law on temporary workers broken at iPhone factory

Author: Mark Gurman, Bloomberg, Published on: 9 September 2019

"Apple, Foxconn Broke a Chinese Labor Law to Build Latest iPhones", 9 September 2019

Apple Inc. and...Foxconn violated a Chinese labor rule by using too many temporary staff in the world’s largest iPhone factory, the companies confirmed following a report that also alleged harsh working conditions...

...Apple said that, after conducting an investigation, it found the “percentage of dispatch workers exceeded our standards” and that it is “working closely with Foxconn to resolve this issue.”...Foxconn Technology Group also confirmed the dispatch worker violation following an operational review...

 ...Foxconn said it found “evidence that the use of dispatch workers and the number of hours of overtime work carried out by employees, which we have confirmed was always voluntary, was not consistent with company guidelines.”...

...The CLW report also detailed other findings, such as: During peak production periods, resignations are not approved...“We looked into the claims...and most of the allegations are false,” Apple said. “We have confirmed all workers are being compensated appropriately, including any overtime wages and bonuses, all overtime work was voluntary and there was no evidence of forced labor. Apple added that less than 1% of workers were student workers, and that a small percentage of them voluntarily worked overtime or night shifts. Apple and Foxconn both said this issue has been corrected...

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