Apple confirms that Chinese students make iPhone x illegally
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In a report given recently by The Financial Times, the students of Zhengzhou Urban Rail Transit School were made to work, on the pretext of work experience for graduation. It also says that the students working voluntarily, are compensated and provided with lots of benefits. Apple said in a statement that, working overtime illegally should not be encouraged and allowed and are also against local labor laws.
The Financial Times submitted a report that approximately 3000 high school students were asked to work for more than 11 hours in a day in China’s Zhengzhou city by iPhone’s main Asian supplier Foxconn. Apple said the prompt action was taken by sending a team of specialists to the site to work with the management of systems to ensure all standards are appropriately observed.
The report clearly states, children aged in between, 17-19 are forced to participate in an internship. It also gave a statement that the company has sent staff to the site to check the violations.
Foxconn said in a statement, that the interns accounted for a small section of the workforce. They said, their policies do not allow any interns to work overtime, like more than 40 hours in a week, on program-related assignments.
Allegations against Apple and Foxconn are many that they adhere to poor labor practices in the past but Apple reinstates that they reduced the number of underage workers from its supply. Zhengzhou is the capital of China’s Henan province is a major industrial town as it hosts many technology companies.