After allegations related to breaking Chinese labor laws over Apple and their manufacturing partners Foxconn, Apple has come at front and denied these allegations completely. These allegations surfaced after China Labor Watch published a report according to which more than half of Apple’s employees at the largest factory in Zhengzhou in China were interns or were working on temporary basis.
According to labor laws of china, any company can’t hold more than 10% of the employees on a temporary basis. As interns left the job in September as their colleges opened up, the percentage decreased but it was still higher than the recommended level. In a recent statement Apple said that they had a look at the allegations from CLW and most of them were false. They added that they are compensating every employee properly which includes bonuses, overtime payments etc. all of these were voluntarily done by the employees and there are no forced labors. Apple hasn’t disclosed anything related to the allegations which were true.
CLW found out that workers in Apple factories in China are earning 2100 yuan as the basic payment which isn’t enough to live in Zhengzhou. They discovered many other things like workers have worked for more than the allowed work time during the peak production periods, some employees haven’t received their bonuses, interns were also made to work overtime which is prohibited by Chinese labor law, lack of protective equipment for employees and no reports of work injuries.
Apple found that their employee strength exceeded the legal limit and they are now working with Foxconn to solve this. Supply chains of Apple have been criticized in the past as well for their unsuitable working conditions. As a reply Apple has made new standards of working conditions for their suppliers, which they have to follow in order to keep their business relations with Apple.
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