Sunday, August 20, 2006

Apple iPod Chinese factory's new "normal 60 hour week"

If you own an iPod, as we do, this BBC story on conditions at an Apple iPod supplier in China is interesting. Apple themselves released a report reflecting interviews with 100 out of the BBC's figure of 30,000 Apple-related workers which included


"Two employees reported that they had been disciplined by being made to stand at attention."

This report in response to previous British media reports of conditions in the facility. The facility as a whole was reported by the Mail on Sunday as employing 200,000 workers but this may have included lines for other manufacturers.

[seen on Slashdot]

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