“Working conditions at Chinese manufacturing plants where Apple Inc’s iPads and iPhones are made are far better than those at garment factories or other facilities elsewhere in the country, according to the head of a non-profit agency investigating the plants,” Terril Yue Jones reports for Reuters.
“The Fair Labor Association (FLA) is beginning a study of the working conditions of Apple’s top eight suppliers in China,” Jones reports. “In addition to Foxconn, FLA investigators will later visit facilities of Quanta Computer Inc, Pegatron Corp, Wintek Corp and other suppliers, who are notoriously tight-lipped about their operations.”
Jones reports, “After his first visits to Foxconn, van Heerden said, ‘The facilities are first-class; the physical conditions are way, way above average of the norm. ‘He spent the past several days visiting Foxconn plants to prepare for the study. ‘I was very surprised when I walked onto the floor at Foxconn, how tranquil it is compared with a garment factory,’ he said. ‘So the problems are not the intensity and burnout and pressure-cooker environment you have in a garment factory. It’s more a function of monotony, of boredom, of alienation perhaps.'”
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MacDailyNews Take: And The New York Slimes loses even more credibility (if that’s even possible), “slacktivists” look as silly as usual, and FUD, Inc. stock drops like a rock.
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