Beyond Foxconn:Deplorable Working Conditions Characterize Apple’s Entire Supply Chain (BYD)

Labor concerns at factory (30,000 workers) manufacturing electronics: age discrimination upon hiring (16 – 35 years old); use of chlid labor (as low as 16); as many as 12 hour daily work shifts; and as many as 30 days/month; verbally abusive management; workers regularly exposed to chemicals, radiation, and other occupational hazards with inadequate protective equipment; deafening and extremely hot environment; at least four work-related injuries reported in the laser welding workshop such as cuts or hands crushed by machinery; pay for most workers is calculated according to lowest local monthly salary (1,320 RMB = $209).