Apple in hot water because of iPhone 11

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CLW says that the number has now fallen from 50 percent to 30 percent, but that still violates Chinese labour laws.

Apple has sought to mitigate poor labor standards in some of its vendors by pressuring them to change their practices or face losing contracts with the Silicon Valley giant, as well as with an annual responsibility report on its supply chain.

Apple responded to the report in a Monday statement, saying "most of the allegations" in the CLW report "are false".

"At no time did we find any evidence of forced labour and we can confirm that this facility now has no interns working overtime", they stated for AFP.

Foxconn also informed CNN Business it experienced executed a overview of its operations in Zhengzhou, which turned up "some workforce compliance issues" but did not come across "any evidence of compelled labor".

The CLW report also exposed the problem of pervasive overtime work at the Zhengzhou factories.

Apple acknowledged that it did uncover a selection of university student interns functioning overnight at a provider facility, which is not allowed. "This difficulty has been corrected".

The Chinese Labor Watch group further states that Foxconn is forcing workers to do overtime.

The company has scheduled an event at its Cupertino, California, headquarters tomorrow where it is expected to announce the latest version of the iPhone 11.


The Chinese Labor Watch group signaled that Foxconn's factories are breaking Chinese law.

Foxconn also admitted that it also relied too heavily on temporary workers.

In August 2019, as many as half of the workforce were dispatch workers, says CLW, which exceeds the legal maximum in China of 10 per cent.

Foxconn's labor standards have been under scrutiny for many years, which then extends to the tech companies that buy from the Taiwanese manufacturer. By recruiting these laborers, "the factory does not need to increase the wages for all regular workers", it said. Even if Apple is being honest in this case, some of the staff is made of student intern workers.

"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 labour", Apple said in a statement.

Apple Inc. and manufacturing partner Foxconn Technology Co. Furthermore, it claimed violations of Chinese labor law occurred at the factory.

Foxconn told Reuters the amount of temporary workers and overtime "was not consistent with company guidelines", but that the overtime was always voluntary.

"We believe everyone in our supply chain should be treated with dignity and respect".

"Our get the job done to tackle the troubles recognized in our Zhengzhou facility proceeds", Foxconn reported.

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