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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Apple manufacturer Foxconn targeted again over human rights - The report also includes research findings from a group of scholars and students from Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, which cover other production ...
One worker told SACOM: "We produced the first generation iPad. We were busy throughout a 6-month period and had to work on Sundays. We only had a rest day every 13 days. And there was no overtime premium for weekends. Working for 12 hours a day really made me exhausted."

SACOM claim overtime is compulsory:

"Despite fatigue, workers cannot reject overtime work, because Foxconn requires workers to sign a Voluntary Overtime Pledge. Since the basic wage is not enough for survival, workers have no choice but to earn their living from the overtime premium," the report claims. " Read more...
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