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Date Company Accusation City / Area / Country Source Tags Media
22/10/2015Pegatron Group
(Supplier Of Apple)
Workers producing iPhone 6s spend as much as 119 overtime hours/month, and once home they sleep in moldy, unhygienic dorms infested with bed bugs alongside 13 other people.Shanghai, ChinaChina Labor WatchExcessive Work Hours, Forced Overtime, Non-Living Wage, Occupational Hazard, Unpaid Overtime
22/12/2014Zhen Ding Technology Holdings Limited
(Supplier Of Apple)
Incidents of over 100 security guards harassing and beating factory workers. Workers toil for 64 to 72 hours/week; with low wages; workers are numb and exhausted. "We are just machines" - Zhen Ding Tech worker
Shenzhen, Guangdong, ChinaInstitute for Global Labour and Human RightsAbusive Management, Beatings & Violence, Discrimination, Excessive Work Hours, Forced Overtime, Non-Living Wage, Occupational Hazard, Pollution, Tax Avoidance, Union Repression
18/12/2014Pegatron Group
(Supplier Of Apple)
Forced overtime; labor reaching to 18 hours/day; cramped dormitories; limited or no brakes cause exhaustion to workforce which falls asleep on duty.Shanghai, ChinaBBCExcessive Work Hours, Forced Overtime
25/09/2014Jabil Circuit Inc.
(Supplier Of Apple)
Labor violations including: unsafe working environment, verbally abusive management, workforce dependent on overtime wages, cases of unpaid overtime wages, crowded dormitories (8 people/per room).Wuxi, Jiangsu, ChinaChina Labor WatchAbusive Management, Discrimination, Excessive Work Hours, Forced Overtime, Non-Living Wage, Occupational Hazard, Unpaid Insurance, Unpaid Overtime
04/09/2014Catcher Technology
(Supplier Of Apple)
Two investigations throughout 2013-2014 find labor violations including: excessive overtime nearly 100 hours/month, hazardous waste poured into a nearby river, unsafe working environment. Catcher workers have "suffered skin and eye irritation, and are at risk for more serious health problems" making tablet computers, smartphones and laptops.Suqian, ChinaChina Labor WatchAbusive Management, Child Labor, Discrimination, Excessive Work Hours, Forced Overtime, Inspection Fraud, Occupational Hazard, Pollution, Union Repression, Unpaid Insurance, Unpaid Overtime
31/12/2013
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01/08/2013
Quanta Computer
(Supplier Of Apple)
Investigation reveals 15 sets of labor violations at electronics factory; more than $1.8 million in monthly unpaid overtime; 12-hour daily shifts, 6-7 days/week; mandatory overtime; hours more than two times in excess of statutory limits.Shanghai, ChinaChina Labor WatchAbusive Management, Discrimination, Excessive Work Hours, Forced Overtime, Occupational Hazard, Unpaid Overtime
31/08/2013
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01/03/2013
Jabil Circuit Inc.
(Supplier Of Apple)
Labor violations at factory (30,000 workers) manufcturing iphones: hiring discrimination over age (18-35) and tattoos; inadequate safety training; 12 hour daily work shifts; approximately 6 days/week; work reaching 110 hours of monthly overtime; standing work for 11.5 hours; 11 hours of forced and unpaid monthly overtime; potential audit fraud; workers rely on overtime work to earn a living wage; base wage is 1,500 RMB ($245).  Wuxi, Jiangsu, ChinaChina Labor Watch, (2)Discrimination, Excessive Work Hours, Forced Overtime, Inspection Fraud, Non-Living Wage, Occupational Hazard, Unpaid Overtime
29/07/2013
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01/03/2013
RiTeng Computer Accessory Co., Ltd.
(Supplier Of Apple)
Labor violations at factory producing exterior components for computers: hiring discrimination over gender and age (below 35 years old); inadequate training; work 7 days/week during peak season (126 hours of monthly overtime); 14 hour monthly unpaid overtime; 12 hour daily shifts; more if daily quota isn't met; coerced overtime; work while standing for some workers; inadequate fire protection; 40 confirmed student workers (16 - 18 years old); base salary inadequate to cover basic needs ($233 month) ($1.34 per hour); workers dependent on overtime; workers trained by management during audit visits; wastewater poured into the sewage system.Shanghai, ChinaChina Labor WatchChild Labor, Discrimination, Excessive Work Hours, Forced Overtime, Inspection Fraud, Non-Living Wage, Occupational Hazard, Pollution, Unpaid Overtime
29/07/2013
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01/03/2013
AVY Precision Technology Ltd.
(Supplier Of Apple)
Labor violations at factory (3,000 employees) manufacturing exterior computer parts: forced labor; ID's withheld for 3-14 days preventing workers from leaving the factory; hiring discrimination over age groups (above 35 years old) and workers with tattoos; discrimination against pregnant women;  insufficient training procedure; 12 hour daily shifts (~136 hours monthly overtime); work 20- 31  days month; unpaid 14 hours of monthly overtime; mandatory overtime; base wage cannot meet basic needs ($240.95); workers rely on overtime; 80% of employees work while standing; factory disposes cutting solution to sewage system; chemical hazard; injuries; dispatch workers don't recieve social insurance; worker harassement and scolding if quota isn't met.Suzhou, Jiangsu, ChinaChina Labor WatchAbusive Management, Discrimination, Excessive Work Hours, Forced Labor, Forced Overtime, Injuries & Diseases, Non-Living Wage, Occupational Hazard, Pollution, Unpaid Insurance, Unpaid Overtime
30/04/2012
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01/01/2012
TOYO Precision Appliance Co., Ltd.
(Supplier Of Apple)
Labor concerns at factory (~1,000 workers) producing metal cases for laptops: age discrimination upon hiring (16 - 35 years old); use of student labor (as low as 16); 12-13.5 hour daily shifts; workers can only take off one day per month during peak season (monthly overtime may exceed 200 hours); verbally abusive management; workers complain over 'overwhelming' chemical odor; workers need to work overtime to make ends meet; average monthly pay is 3,000-3,500 RMB (≈$476-555).  Kunshan, Jiangsu, ChinaChina Labor WatchAbusive Management, Child Labor, Discrimination, Excessive Work Hours, Forced Overtime, Non-Living Wage, Occupational Hazard
09/10/2010Foxconn Technology Group
(Supplier Of Apple)
Research at electronics factory (~900.000 workers) suggests: "militaristic" work culture; exploitation of interns; forced overtime; 83.2 hours of average monthly overtime (twice the Chinese legal maximum); 10 hours or more daily work shifts for interns.ChinaReuters, China Labor WatchExcessive Work Hours, Forced Overtime, Occupational Hazard
01/02/2007CKL Electronics Co. Ltd.
(Supplier Of Apple)
Labor concerns at electronics factory (850 workers): wages not enough to cover living expenditures; compuslory overtime between January-June; work over 60 hours/week; sometimes during peak season workers do two shifts (24 hours a day in total); exposure to hazardous chamicals with insufficient safety equipment; coughing and irritated skin; at least two cases have been found of workers having poisonous chemicals in their blood; frequent factory fires with insufficient fire protection.ThailandSOMOExcessive Work Hours, Forced Overtime, Injuries & Diseases, Non-Living Wage, Occupational Hazard