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Labor Group Calls Out Apple for iPad Mini Factory Conditions [China]

Author: Damon Poeter, PCMag, Published on: 24 October 2012

SACOM conducted off-site interviews with workers at Ri-Teng's Shanghai factory [Pegatron subsidiary, assembler of iPad mini]…[which] was the site of an explosion… last December…reportedly injured 61 workers…SACOM said workers pointed to an ongoing hazardous working environment…including poor ventilation, dust-filled shops, and poor protection from chemicals…SACOM alleged that Ri-Teng forces employees to work excessive and unpaid overtime schedules, abuses sub-contractors, "cheats" on its mandated contribution to workers' pension…Apple has maintained that it cares deeply for every worker, foreign and domestic… [also refers to Foxconn (part of Hon Hai)] [Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Pegatron/Ri-Teng & Apple to respond - Pegatron/Ri-Teng declined to respond, Apple did not respond]

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Related companies: Apple Foxconn (part of Hon Hai) Hon Hai Pegatron Ri-Teng (part of Pegatron)