An independent investigation by the US Fair Labor Association (FLA) of working practices at Chinese plants run by Foxconn which manufactures Apple iPhones and iPads “found excessive overtime and problems with overtime compensation; several health and safety risks; and crucial communication gaps that have led to a widespread sense of unsafe working conditions among workers.“
The FLA has reportedly secured agreements to reduce hours, protect pay, and improve staff representation. The investigation was prompted by a string of suicides by Foxconn employees, allegedly in reaction to their poor working conditions.
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