Nov 9, 2020

Apple puts iPhone supplier on probation for labour violations

Taiwanese firm Pegatron had asked students to work night shifts and overtime at one of is plants in mainland China, the US company said. "Some student workers at Pegatron Shanghai and Kunshan campus were identified working night shift, overtime and in positions unrelated to their majors, which were not in compliance with local rules and regulations," it said. Workers' rights campaigners have repeatedly criticised conditions in the factories which Apple uses, despite its insistence that it has rules to prevent staff being exploited. In 2014, a BBC investigation found that conditions at a Pegatron production line for the iPhone 6 frequently violated Apple's promises to protect workers. Undercover reporters were required to work 18 days in a row or work 16-hour shifts for the firm, among other issues.

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