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17 October 2012

Interns as young as 14 found at Foxconn plant [China]

Author: Agencies

[Foxconn] said…underage interns as young as 14…were found by a company investigation at its factory in…Yantai and were sent back to their schools. China's minimum legal working age is 16. Foxconn [part of Hon Hai]…said it was investigating with...

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11 October 2012

Apple's China supplier pushes for brain-damaged worker to leave hospital

Author: Reuters

Zhang…an employee of…Foxconn [part of Hon Hai], had…brain [surgery]…after surviving an electric shock at a plant…a year ago…He remains in hospital…unable to speak or walk properly…Foxconn, which is paying Zhang's hospital bills, has been…demanding ...

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10 October 2012

Companies face a new type of opponent

Author: Michael Skapinker, Financial Times

Now, from Egypt to China to South Africa, businesses are confronting dissidents and disrupters whose ways are unsettling…Employers do not know the best people to talk to or what to say to them…[Simon] Zadek [writer & consultant] said he thought we...

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27 September 2012

China's dorm room discontent emerges as new labor flashpoint

Author: Michael Martina, Reuters

[F]actory worker Wang[’s] major complaint is not about the monotony of the production line - it is about his degrading worker-bee life inside the dormitory…"The bathrooms are simply disgusting and people are constantly stealing things," Wang [who...

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25 September 2012

Foxconn shuts plant after violence [China]

Author: Yan Shuang, Global Times [China]

Foxconn [part of Hon Hai] was forced to shut down its plant in Taiyuan…Monday after a fight broke out among 2,000 of its workers…leaving some 40 people injured, the [company] said…Around 5,000 policemen were sent to the scene...according to the...

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6 September 2012

Apple Urged by China Dissident to Act Against One-Child Rule

Author: Sara Forden, Adam Satariano, Bloomberg

Chen Guangcheng, the Chinese dissident...said iPhone-maker Apple...should take a more outspoken role criticizing China for its one-child policy...Apple...can help stop forced abortions and other coercive population control measures, Chen said...The...

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6 September 2012

Chinese students reportedly required to ‘intern’ at Foxconn producing Apple’s next iPhone

Author: Josh Ong, The Next Web

Reports are surfacing…that Apple manufacturer Foxconn [part of Hon Hai] has turned to two-month “internships” from nearby universities to compensate for a labor shortage ahead of the release of the next-generation iPhone. [Newspapers] noted…that...

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21 August 2012

Foxconn Trims Working Hours, Boosts Safety After FLA Audits [China]

Author: Stanley James & Tim Culpan, Bloomberg

Foxconn Technology Group [part of Hon Hai]...improved safety conditions at its China factories after inspections by the Fair Labor Association found dozens of violations, the group said...Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook...has pledged not to...

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3 August 2012

[subscription required for full article] UN Guiding Principles offer employers a chance to capitalise on a better human rights reputation

Author: Christopher Syder, in Legal Week

In light of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights...it is clear the time is now for employers to revisit their attitude to CSR [corporate social responsibility] and business and human rights...Human rights now include the UN’s...

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3 August 2012

[video] Human Rights and Business Dilemmas Forum: Conflict Minerals webinar

Author: Maplecroft & UN Global Compact

[On August 3, 2012, the UN Global Compact and Maplecroft co-hosted the Conflict Minerals webinar, with the support of the GE Foundation. The webinar examined the risks posed by conflict minerals to multi-national corporations and featured speakers...

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