“Apple Inc. said it’s looking into claims of labor abuses at a Jabil Circuit Inc. factory in China where a worker group said a component for a new iPhone is being made,” Adam Satariano reports for Bloomberg.
“A report by China Labor Watch accuses St. Petersburg, Florida-based Jabil of violations including excessive working hours, forcing female workers to accept pregnancy tests to be hired and providing only five minutes to eat meals,” Satariano reports. “The report is the latest accusation Apple has faced for its labor practices.”
MacDailyNews Take: It’s not Apple’s labor. Steve Jobs telling employees their work was “shit” (when it was) is about the most abuse Apple has committed against labor. No other company in the world does more to police other companies’ treatment of labor in CHina an around the world than Apple Inc. Learn more here: apple.com/supplierresponsibility.
Adam, your work on that last sentence was shit.
Satariano reports, “Jabil’s alleged violations were documented at a plant in Wuxi, China, which China Labor Watch said builds the rear plastic covers for a less-expensive iPhone that Apple is set to unveil on Sept. 10. ‘We take any concerns about our suppliers very seriously, and our team of experts is on-site at Jabil Wuxi to look into the new claims about conditions there,’ said Kristin Huguet, a spokeswoman for Apple. ‘Jabil has a proactive auditing program of their own and they have an excellent track record of meeting Apple’s high standards.'”
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