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Date Company Accusation City / Area / Country Source Tags Media
12/04/2016AppleApple accused of publishing false data concerning labor conditions on it's supplier factories.ChinaChina Labor WatchConsumer Deception, Fraud, Inspection Fraud
24/02/2016Pegatron Group
(Supplier Of Apple)
Extremely low base wages make workers dependent on excessive overtime work to support their lives in Shanghai. 71.1% of workers’ average toil more than 60 hours/week.Shanghai, ChinaChina Labor WatchExcessive Work Hours, Inspection Fraud, Non-Living Wage, 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
31/08/2013
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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
30/04/2012
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01/01/2012
RiTeng Computer Accessory Co., Ltd.
(Supplier Of Apple)
Labor issues at (3) factory plants (~20,000 workers) specializing in producing cases for consumer electronic equipment: 11-12 hour daily shifts, 6 days/week on average; work 7 days/week during peak production (as many as 31 days/month); workers may not have a day off for months at a time; work may reach as many as 18 hours/day; verbally abusive management; dangerous working environment; very poor quality safety equipment, factory switches to better only during customer visit or audit; hundreds student workers aged as low as 16 year old; workers have to take overtime in order to make ends meet (base salary 1,280 RMB ≈$203).    Songjiang, Shanghai, ChinaChina Labor WatchAbusive Management, Child Labor, Excessive Work Hours, Inspection Fraud, Non-Living Wage, Occupational Hazard, Unpaid Overtime
23/02/2012Foxconn Technology Group
(Supplier Of Apple)
Major labor rights NGOs release open statement accusing a Fair Labor Association audit of Foxconn plants, which concluded that Foxconn factories were 'better than the norm,' of major flaws in their system, calling the audits a 'PR stunt.'ChinaGoodElectronicsConsumer Deception, Inspection Fraud