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10-12-2013, 12:55 AM #1
Foxconn Admits to Forcing Student Interns to Work Illegal Shifts
Foxconn, the Taiwanese company which assembles almost all of Apple’s most popular devices, recently admitted that it has forced student interns to work illegal shift patterns. Thousands of students from the Xi’an Institute of Technology were made to work overtime and night shifts at the plant in violation of company policies. If they refused to do so, they were in danger of losing their degree certificate. Foxconn said the following in a statement to CNBC after the allegations were printed in the Chinese newspaper, Dongfang Daily:
(We) have determined that there have been a few instances where our policies pertaining to overtime and night shift work were not enforced. Immediate actions have been taken to bring that campus into full compliance with our code and policies. These actions include reinforcing the policies of no overtime and no night shifts for student interns, even though such work is voluntary, and reminding all interns of their rights to terminate their participation in the program at any time.
It should be noted that this isn’t the first time that Foxconn has been in the limelight of worker mistreatment allegations. Late last year, the company admitted to using interns as young as 14 years old and it has been under scrutiny for several years for the harsh working conditions in its Chinese factories, where more than 20 workers have taken their own lives in the past six years.
In its response, Apple has stepped in and vowed to help Foxconn improve the situation.
10-12-2013, 05:44 AM #2
And I care about this why? I couldn't care less about anything foxconn related. Only reason it's even a big deal is because Apple's name is tied to it. If it wasn't no one would give a flying leap.... speaking of leaping, I wonder how many of these interns took the big plunge?
10-12-2013, 07:15 AM #3
Highly inappropriate and offensive to joke about teenagers working at Foxconn to say and then insinuate about SUICIDE!!!
"If it wasn't [Tied to Apples name] no one would give a flying leap.... speaking of leaping, I wonder how many of these interns took the big plunge?"
10-12-2013, 08:50 AM #4
Dongfang daily! Now there's a good name for a newspaper.He who asks a question looks foolish for 5 minutes. He who doesn't ask a question remains foolish forever.
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10-12-2013, 10:36 AM #5
You may not care about human rights but I and many others do.
You need to be thankful because if these laws were not in place you would most likely have been working in a factory when you were 6 years old, and been held captive as a working class slave for most of your life.
10-12-2013, 10:49 AM #6
10-12-2013, 11:27 AM #7
Foxconn not only produces products for almost all the large electronics companies, they service millions of small companies. What goes on at Foxconn is a big deal as it effects THE ENTIRE SUPPLY CHAIN
10-12-2013, 03:26 PM #8
Foxconn sucks, but many company's treat there workers worse.
10-13-2013, 02:35 AM #9
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10-13-2013, 03:35 AM #11
IF you care so much don't purchase items made at FOXCONN. IF you purchase them then YOU'RE PART OF THE PROBLEM!!
For the person that wanted to give me a lesson on Chinese manufacturing thanks a ton! I know they make millions of the products greedy Americans love to spend their duckets on but...... the only reason any one cares about FOXCONN is because the iPhone is manufactured there. PLUS this is on an iPhone centered website. Do you honestly believe MMI would of put this story on their front page if FOXCONN didn't produce the iProducts? If you believe that I have some ocean front property for sale here in Colorado I'd LOVE to sell you.
As far as the suicide reference...I though that was witty and funny and I know some of you that are complaining chuckled a bit.
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10-13-2013, 05:13 AM #12
10-13-2013, 05:59 AM #13
Hahahahahahahhahah everyone's butthurt here
10-13-2013, 09:03 AM #14
U not in the same room, how do u share air?
10-13-2013, 10:14 AM #15
I thought this was common in asia. Paid or not.
10-15-2013, 01:20 AM #16
Most everything is made with some slave labor from 3rd world country's. From the clothes on your back to your computer/IPhone. So don't act like its news. Oh if we don't talk about it it really did/don't happen.
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