Pegatron promises to change things following BBC report on abuse of workers
Hidden cameras smuggled into the factory recorded images of exhausted assembly line workers falling asleep. Some assembly lines were made up completely of napping workers. Still, Apple executive Jeffrey Williams says that the company has achieved a 93% success rate in preventing workers from logging more than 60 hours of work in a single week. Last year, Apple managed to achieve a 95% compliance rate, according to its 2014 Progress Report.
Apple also is investigating the claims made in the BBC report. The tech titan says that it is "deeply offended" by the content of the report. Apple's Williams says that the BBC failed to pass along to the public, certain details that Apple provided the broadcaster.
Over the years, there have been questions over how both Pegatron and its rival Foxconn have treated factory workers. Besides trying to make sure that its suppliers are not overworking employees, Apple is trying to prevent the contract manufacturers from exploiting student workers.
source: Apple, AppleInsider