Apple: Only 1% of factory workers building our devices was overworked in January
posted by Alan F. / Mar 07, 2013, 10:48 AM
less than 50 hours weekly. Producing the chart was a simple response to the problem of excessive overtime, but it seemed to work, according to Apple. The Cupertino based tech giant has a Supplier Code of Conduct that says that employees must be limited to 60 hour work weeks except in "unusual circumstances" (like when demand for a certain device is high?), and all overtime must be voluntary.
Besides keeping workers toiling for less than 60 hours a week, Apple says it has been stringent with suppliers to prevent underage workers from entering the factories. In its latest report, Apple says, "In 2012, we found no cases of underage labor at any of our final assembly suppliers." In one case, Apple found out that a specific labor agency was providing underage workers to a factory that Apple stopped doing business with due to its underage employees. Apple reported this to the provincial government which suspended the agency's license and fined it.
source: Apple via TUAW
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Happens when there's less demand for your products.
posted on Mar 07, 2013, 10:50 AM 11
Demand for Apple is very high.
posted on Mar 07, 2013, 12:00 PM 3
Apple/foxxcon should he ashamed of themselves for over working these people. Full hours should be 40hr per week. They probably didnt pay them for the over time hours they work for. Cruelty too those people is a crime against humanity
posted on Mar 07, 2013, 10:52 AM 5
You know Samsung was guilty of the same thing right? Apple has nothing to do with what goes on with Foxconn.
posted on Mar 07, 2013, 11:59 AM 4
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"Apple has nothing to do with what goes on with Foxconn." Apple even not manufacture things in Foxconn, right? (sarcasm) :D If Apple has nothing to do with what goes on Foxconn then why Apple writes articles about work in Foxconn?
posted on Mar 07, 2013, 12:21 PM 3
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Hmmmm I would consider 60 hours a week 'overworked'.
posted on Mar 07, 2013, 11:30 AM 5
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I would do the same, but it is a different country so 40 hrs work week doesn't apply to them. However, 60 hour work week is still very tiring if you ever had to work that long... Worst for me was 110 hrs a week during a big project deadline... it was bad...
posted on Mar 07, 2013, 11:40 AM 0
60 hours was probably that sweet spot where all the stats fell into place to make the situation look great. Too bad just about everyone knows 60 hours a week is too much and this is still a sad situation that needs to be corrected.
posted on Mar 07, 2013, 1:06 PM 2
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Mxy, galitto why even bother arguing with these kids? Post and move on, apples doing great
posted on Mar 07, 2013, 3:54 PM 0
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Mxy, galitto and darkkjedii, the 'Three Apple Stooges'!! LOL!!
posted on Mar 07, 2013, 6:14 PM 3
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