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HP cracks down on forced labor from temps, students in China

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HP has given direction to its Chinese suppliers that the use of temporary and student workers should be limited and should not be forced. While child labor has plagued HP competitor Apple’s manufacturing facilities in the PRC, HP is addressing a separate issue: legal-aged workers who are required by...
HP cracks down on forced labor from temps, students in China

Foxconn continuing to break Chinese labor laws, FLA finds

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Apple's biggest supplier, Hon Hai -- better known as Foxconn -- is continuing to break Chinese labor laws, according to a newly-published audit by the Fair Labor Association. The latest evaluation was conducted in January, and did find that Foxconn is complying with 98.3 percent of the 360 points of...
Foxconn continuing to break Chinese labor laws, FLA finds

Chinese Wages to Push Up Cost of iPhone & More

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Arguably, electronics makers choose Chinese companies to make and assemble their products for one reason above all the others. It's cheap. But recent actions in the Chinese labor market may qualify the country's status, at least to the point of raising the prices on those products, including the iPhone. All...
Chinese Wages to Push Up Cost of iPhone & More

Apple Riot Aftermath: iPhone 5 Factory Remains A Powder Keg

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Two days after Sunday's riot at the Chinese Foxconn Technologies factory, the home of the Apple iPhone 5 assembly line was back up and running today. But with police reportedly monitoring street corners and the factory's main entrance, Foxconn still looks like a powder keg with a sizzling fuse. The causes of the riot are...
Apple Riot Aftermath: iPhone 5 Factory Remains A Powder Keg
Apple stands by its word, severs ties with suppliers that repeatedly and purposefully hired underage workers

Chinese Labor Activists Are Terrified That Foxconn Will Come Away Looking Good

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The Mike Daisey scandal is a nightmare for activists who are trying to draw attention to labor conditions at Foxconn. The Hong Kong-based group, Students & Scholars Against Corporate Misbehaviour, released this statement listing the real atrocities at Foxconn: Apple and Foxconn are lying and calling the kettle black...
Chinese Labor Activists Are Terrified That Foxconn Will Come Away Looking Good
No whitewash: The FLA finds dozens of Foxconn violations
Apple's leadership spurs industry-wide changes for Chinese labor

LEAKED: Here's What Tim Cook Told Employees In A Secret Meeting About Apple's Tanking Stock (AAPL)

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Apple shares are more than 36% off their 52-week high of $705/share, down to $447/share following last week's quarterly earnings miss. This sharp decline has suddenly made Apple no longer the world's most valuable company. Perhaps confusingly, this is all happening as Apple posts the biggest profits of any non-oil...
LEAKED: Here's What Tim Cook Told Employees In A Secret Meeting About Apple's Tanking Stock (AAPL)

Foxconn admits it breached Chinese labor laws by hiring 14 year old interns

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Apple supplier Foxconn has admitted that it did take on intern students as young as 14 years old at its factories after the Taiwanese manufacturing giant published the findings of a report that followed media reports from September. A statement from Foxconn Technology Group provided to TNW confirms that some students...
Foxconn admits it breached Chinese labor laws by hiring 14 year old interns

Boot up: the truth about Microsoft, political Google?, Glaser's back! and more

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Plus Facebook unfriends Ice Cream Sandwich, CERN's Comic Sansibility and moreA quick burst of 8 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamApple's crackdown on app-ranking manipulation: Confused developers caught in the dragnet | VentureBeatFor a small developer who's just released an iOS app, a position...
Boot up: the truth about Microsoft, political Google?, Glaser's back! and more

Report: Apple supplier Foxconn still exceeding work hour laws

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Hon Hai Precision Industry has made some strides toward improved labor conditions, according to a new report, but the Apple supplier is still working its employees more than Chinese labor law allows.    ...
Report: Apple supplier Foxconn still exceeding work hour laws
Foxconn workers react to reduced hours, same pay

Foxconn finds underage interns working at factory in China

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Electronics manufacturer Foxconn Technology Group said on Tuesday that students as young as 14, below the legal working age, were found employed at a company factory in China that has been said to make products for Japanese gaming firm Nintendo. Foxconn's internal investigation came after a Chinese media report...
Foxconn finds underage interns working at factory in China

Apple says its supply chain hit a new high of 99% 60-hour work week compliance in January, 2013

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Apple has published a new update to its Labor and Human Rights page that claims a new high of 99% compliance with China’s maximum 60-hour work week throughout its supply chain. Apple’s December update noted that it was tracking 1 million workers. In line with Chinese labor laws, Apple requires that workers...
Apple says its supply chain hit a new high of 99% 60-hour work week compliance in January, 2013

HP orders labor practice changes at Chinese manufacturers

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Addressing its own issues with the Chinese labor force used to manufacture its devices, Hewlett Packard today issued new standards and practices for assembly companies. HP has declared that all workers must be voluntary, free to choose not to work, or quit if displeased. Furthermore, if students are selected for...
HP orders labor practice changes at Chinese manufacturers

Samsung's audit prompts changes in factory labor policy

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Samsung Electronics announced new measures to keep its suppliers in China compliant with labor laws after it completed a round of audits that found problems relating to overtime and the way penalties were carried out. The South Korean company's on-site inspections examined 105 of its suppliers in China, in...
Samsung's audit prompts changes in factory labor policy

Fair Labor Association Reaches Agreement with Foxconn on Working Hours and Pay

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Following its audit of Foxconn's facilities where the company assembles Apple products, the Fair Labor Association (FLA) today announced that it has reached an agreement with Foxconn that will result in stricter controls over working hours and an examination of salaries paid to workers at the facilities.Foxconn has committed to...
Fair Labor Association Reaches Agreement with Foxconn on Working Hours and Pay
A $12 Billion Move In Apple Stock Seems To Have Started With Tweets From A Single Anonymous Source In China (AAPL)
FLA finds serious labor law violations at Foxconn

Daily Report: H.P. Directs Its Suppliers in China to Limit Student Labor

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New rules from Hewlett-Packard, one of the world's largest makers of computers and other tech products, reflect a major shift in how electronics companies view Chinese labor practices....
Daily Report: H.P. Directs Its Suppliers in China to Limit Student Labor

Progress at Foxconn factories, but working hours still exceed Chinese laws

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Employees at the Chinese factories of Apple supplier Foxconn continue to work beyond the country's legal limit of 49 hours a month, according to a report from the Fair Labor Association (FLA). But the Taiwanese manufacturer is making overall steady progress in improving the working conditions at a select...
Progress at Foxconn factories, but working hours still exceed Chinese laws
Apple’s crackdown on app-ranking manipulation: Confused developers caught in the dragnet

Foxconn workers put Chinese labor conditions under the spotlight

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A series of reports has highlighted unfair and unsafe working conditions at Foxconn, which manufactures electronics for companies like Apple, Amazon, and Microsoft. Several companies have responded to the allegations, which include long hours of forced overtime, injuries caused by negligence, and a lack of accountability for violating policies...
Foxconn workers put Chinese labor conditions under the spotlight
Working conditions begin to improve at Apple partner's factories

What's really going on at Apple's iPhone 5 factory in Zhengzhou, China

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Crippling strike? Minor dispute? In the long run, it almost doesn't matter. FORTUNE -- Let's assume for the sake of argument that the truth of what happened last week at Foxconn's Zhengzhou factory complex -- where Apple's iPhone 5s are being assembled at a furious pace -- lies somewhere between a...
What's really going on at Apple's iPhone 5 factory in Zhengzhou, China
Activists: Foxconn iPhone, iPad plant improvements too slow

Daisey posts defensive statement, claiming fabrications about Apple in China were true anyway

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Monologuist Mike Daisey has posted a statement on his personal blog about the recent news surrounding the outright fabrication of much of his monologue on the state of Apple’s manufacturing in China. In it he defends his treatment of the truth by justifying it in the name of drawing attention...
Daisey posts defensive statement, claiming fabrications about Apple in China were true anyway

14-year-old worker found dead at possible Asus supplier in China

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A 14-year-old worker has been found dead after working at an electronics factory in China that may make products for Asus, another potential case of underage labor abuse in the country.Liu Fuzong died on May 21 while employed at a factory in Dongguan, said the city's local human resources...
14-year-old worker found dead at possible Asus supplier in China
Foxconn confirms employee disputes at one of its China factories
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