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

Fair Labor Association begins independent audits of Foxconn factories

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Apple has announced on Monday that independent third-party inspections of its final assembly plants in China have officially begun in "Foxconn City." The factory in Shenzhen is one of several facilities that will be audited by the Fair Labor Association, a labor rights activist group that admitted Apple as a member...
Fair Labor Association begins independent audits of Foxconn factories

The FLA Now says Apple’s Foxconn factories have ‘tons of issues’

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The Fair Labor Association group tasked with auditing a Foxconn Technology Group plant in Shenzhen, China has found a ‘ton of issues’ that need fixing, according to a report from Bloomberg. This report is interesting in light of the fact that Auret van Heerden, the president of the FLA, has already made...
The FLA Now says Apple’s Foxconn factories have ‘tons of issues’

Apple Discovers Underage Workers At iPhone Factories

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Apple Inc stepped up audits of working conditions at major suppliers last year, discovering multiple cases of underage workers, discrimination and wage problems. The iPhone and iPad maker, which relies heavily on Asian-based partners like Taiwan's Foxconn Technology Group to assemble the vast majority of its iPhones and iPads, said...
Apple Discovers Underage Workers At iPhone Factories

Apple manufacturer Foxconn improves on Chinese workers' hours and safety

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Facing mounting criticism, factories have made significant changes, but bigger steps are ahead for electronics supplierFoxconn, Apple's top manufacturer, has improved safety conditions and cut working hours in an effort to resolve violations at its plants that triggered a global scandal for the iPad and iPhone maker.The Taiwanese company submitted...
Apple manufacturer Foxconn improves on Chinese workers' hours and safety

Apple Partners with Chinese Environmental Group for Supplier Audit

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While Apple has received much publicity for its partnership with the Fair Labor Association to audit working conditions at several of its manufacturing partners' facilities in China, Financial Times reports that the company has now also partnered with the Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs (IPE) for an environmental audit...
Apple Partners with Chinese Environmental Group for Supplier Audit
Tim Cook visits Foxconn's newest iPhone production line in Zhengzhou

Is Apple Supplier Foxconn Finally Giving Its Workers a Fair Shake?

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Apple and its factory partner, Foxconn, have made great strides in bringing Foxconn's labor conditions into compliance with local laws, the Fair Labor Association said Tuesday. Not surprisingly, independent labor rights monitoring organizations remain skeptical that real progress has been made. In a status report made public on Tuesday, the...
Is Apple Supplier Foxconn Finally Giving Its Workers a Fair Shake?

Apple CEO calls Times supplier report "patently false and offensive"

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Apple CEO Tim Cook has reportedly called recent reports on Apple's attitude toward its supply chain "patently false and offensive" in a new e-mail sent internally to Apple employees. Cook's remarks came the same day The New York Times published a lengthy feature about the "human cost" of our...
Apple CEO calls Times supplier report "patently false and offensive"

Labor Group Finds Poor Working Conditions at Apple Supplier Foxconn

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UPDATE: Initial findings of the Fair Labor Association report found "significant issues" at three electronics factories in China....
Labor Group Finds Poor Working Conditions at Apple Supplier Foxconn

Apple to Contribute Toward Costs of Improving Working Conditions at Foxconn Facilities

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Reuters reports on comments from Foxconn chief Terry Gou, who claims that Apple and Foxconn will be splitting the initial costs to improve working conditions at Foxconn's facilities in China."We've discovered that this (improving factory conditions) is not a cost. It is a competitive strength," Gou told reporters on Thursday...
Apple to Contribute Toward Costs of Improving Working Conditions at Foxconn Facilities
FLA releases audit on Apple working conditions

Would Steve Jobs Have Approved? Artist Offers His Apple Monologue, Performance Rights, For Free

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As sales of its products soar, and its share price continues to climb, Apple has come under increasing scrutiny because of the working conditions in the Chinese factories where its iPhone and iPad are manufactured. This has led Apple's CEO, Tim Cook, to announce recently that the Fair Labor Association...
Would Steve Jobs Have Approved? Artist Offers His Apple Monologue, Performance Rights, For Free

Are Foxconn Internships Now Better Than American Internships?

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Under intense scrutiny from the Fair Labor Association, the Apple supplier has revised its labor policies, including changes to its internship program. Now one of the paragons of bad labor practices is treating interns better than most U.S. companies...
Are Foxconn Internships Now Better Than American Internships?
Apple, labor group comment on Chinese factories ahead of shareholder meeting

Internal investigation: underage workers back at some Foxconn factories

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Underage workers have reappeared in some of Foxconn's factories, according to a new internal investigation conducted by Foxconn's parent company Hon Hai. The company said on Tuesday that it found a number of interns younger than the legal floor of 16, but did not reveal the exact number. "We recognize...
Internal investigation: underage workers back at some Foxconn factories

Head of FLA says that Apple’s iPad plants in China are ‘way above average’ and ‘tranquil’

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Just a couple of days ago, Apple announced that it had reached out to the Fair Labor Association, a non-profit that investigates working conditions for laborers around the world. The organization was asked to perform voluntary audits for Apple on the Foxconn plants in Chengdu and Shenzen China, where it...
Head of FLA says that Apple’s iPad plants in China are ‘way above average’ and ‘tranquil’

New Foxconn report: no consequences if violations persist

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A workers rights group notes that workplace abuses have continued for years even after Apple itself has reported many of the same problems detailed in the new Fair Labor Association audit. [Read more]...
New Foxconn report: no consequences if violations persist

Apple's external inspections of Foxconn a good first step

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It’s likely that other tech firms will join the Fair Labor Association and outside audits in Apple’s wake....
Apple's external inspections of Foxconn a good first step
Apple to allow third-party environmental inspections, could begin as early as March

New Apple CEO goes where Steve Jobs would not

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Steve Jobs took particular care to ensure the company he created continued to operate at the high levels he demanded after he left. Thanks to the processes he put in place, the procedures he pined over and the products he helped mastermind, Apple’s last quarter was the biggest ever...
New Apple CEO goes where Steve Jobs would not

Efforts by Apple and Foxconn to Improve Electronics Industry Labor Conditions Starting to Take Hold

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In the latest installment of its "iEconomy" series, The New York Times takes a look at the advances made by Apple and Foxconn to improve working conditions at the Chinese factories churning out Apple products since a major push began earlier this year. The report details many changes such as...
Efforts by Apple and Foxconn to Improve Electronics Industry Labor Conditions Starting to Take Hold

Boot up: Motorola replacing Jha?, Apple on Foxconn, Samsung's 20m and more

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Plus is the iPhone a stolen design?, a new IP blog, Grooveshark blocked in Denmark and moreA quick burst of 9 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamDilbert designs a phablet >> Dilbert"There's room in the market for a device that's bigger than a phone...
Boot up: Motorola replacing Jha?, Apple on Foxconn, Samsung's 20m and more

Audit finds Apple's Chinese factories in violation of employment laws - video

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Apple and Foxconn have pledged to seriously improve working conditions at factories in China where millions of iPads and iPhones are assembled each year following an audit by the Fair Labor Association....
Audit finds Apple's Chinese factories in violation of employment laws - video

Foxconn's Hiring "Lifestyle" And "Safety" Managers To Make Sure Workers Don't Kill Themselves While Making Your iPhone

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March 10 (Bloomberg) -- Foxconn Technology Group, targeted by labor groups for criticism over its working conditions, is seeking a safety and security officer, a lifestyle services manager and two fire chiefs for a China unit that supplies Apple Inc. Foxconn’s Integrated Digital Products Business Group advertised the positions...
Foxconn's Hiring "Lifestyle" And "Safety" Managers To Make Sure Workers Don't Kill Themselves While Making Your iPhone

Petitions Demand Apple Improve Foxconn Conditions

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Two online petitions beseech Apple to improve working conditions in the Chinese factories that make its products. The petitions, both filed within the last two weeks, follow a renewed round of criticism directed at the company over labor practices at overseas facilities like the Foxconn factory in Shenzhen, China....
Petitions Demand Apple Improve Foxconn Conditions

Apple's Chinese iPhone plants employ forced interns, claim campaigners

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Students told to man production lines at Foxconn if they want to graduate, says Hong Kong-based nonprofitApple's factories in China are employing tens of thousands of students, some of them on forced internships, according to campaigners lobbying for better labour conditions at Foxconn plants, which assemble iPhones. Some students could...
Apple's Chinese iPhone plants employ forced interns, claim campaigners

Who Supplies Apple? (It's Not Just China): An Interactive Map

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Last month, Apple Inc. released its updated list of suppliers. This report says it includes "the major manufacturing locations of suppliers who provide raw materials and components or perform final assembly on Apple." ChinaFile used this data to construct the interactive map, above. The Cupertino-based company has been publishing annual...
Who Supplies Apple? (It's Not Just China): An Interactive Map

Update: Apple supplier Foxconn hit on poor working conditions

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A Fair Labor Association investigation reveals compensation issues, health and safety risks in a widespread survey...
Update: Apple supplier Foxconn hit on poor working conditions

Factory workers claim Foxconn hid under-age employees before FLA inspection

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Workers at Apple partner Foxconn have alleged that their employer transferred under-age employees to other departments or did not schedule them to work in order to avoid discovery during recent inspections by the Fair Labor Association, according to one non-governmental organization....
Factory workers claim Foxconn hid under-age employees before FLA inspection
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