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Though the bubbly invites have been sent out for Apple’s Sept. 10 Cupertino event where we may lastly see the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, current reports when again, reveal a darker side of Apple.
China Labor Watch released a statement today about the conditions of Jabil Eco-friendly Point, a UNITED STATE had factory in Wuxi, China purportedly producing the economical iPhone.
Apple has already been in hot water earlier this summer season when the Watch reported labor infractions at Pegatron facilities.
Poor working and living conditions, and using underage workers at Pegatron, resembled previous examinations of Apple’s other significant supplier, Foxconn.
Does Apple have a rotten core?
Just like the other 2 factory labor abuse reports, the Wuxi area appears to bear the exact same issues.
Workers are required to handle 11-hour changes, mostly standing and with just 30 minute breaks to eat, 110 hours of overtime is obligatory where specific amounts are unsettled, dormitories have 8 people per room with employees oversleeping shifts – and the list simply goes on and on.
CLW backs up its cases with images shown in an English report on the site. Integrated with the information offered by the undercover employees, it does not repaint a lovely picture of Apple.
With more and more news of poor conditions surfacing, it appears like Apple will truly need to step up its game to monitor manufacturing manufacturing facilities, and hopefully quickly.