More Trouble for iPhone Manufacturer
Posted on Oct 13, 2010
Hong Kong-based electronics manufacturer Hon Hai is hitting back at new reports that working conditions at its Foxconn plants in China, where iPhones come from and where a employee suicide spree made news in recent months, haven’t gotten better. —KA
Reuters via Yahoo News:
One report, based on interviews with over 1,700 workers by 20 universities in Hong Kong, China and Taiwan, criticized Hon Hai for long working hours, a “militaristic” work culture and mass employment of low-wage vocational college students and interns on production lines to cut costs.
Hon Hai and its Hong Kong based Foxconn unit, which make iPhones and iPads for Apple and goods for Dell and Hewlett-Packard among others, dismissed the report’s “unsubstantiated allegations” and said it treated and paid its workers well.
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