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Labor group finds poor working conditions at Apple supplier Foxconn

•, By Agam Shah

IDG News Service - An investigation by the Fair Labor Association into factories operated by Apple supplier Foxconn in China found poor working conditions and worker abuse, leading Foxconn to pledge it will make improvements.

A monthlong investigation by FLA revealed compensation issues, health and safety risks, and issues that have led to a "sense of unsafe working conditions among workers," the organization said in a statement.

FLA claimed it gave Foxconn "a full-body scan through 3,000 staff hours," and surveyed more than 35,000 workers, while investigating three of its factories. Foxconn Technology Group, owned by Hon Hai Precision Industry, is Apple's largest supplier and makes the iPad and iPhone.

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Comment by Powell Gammill
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As The Agitator put it: The surprising thing is how little FLA found in its investigation of Foxconn. Workers sometimes worked more hours than are allowed under Chinese law, but wished they could work more. Interns don’t get health insurance. Migrant workers can’t get social security. This hardly seems like the vision of a sweatshop critics describe.