Apple Allows Fair Labor Association to Review Foxconn Factory Conditions

Written by John Ponio    Tuesday, 14 February 2012 18:05

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Apple said recently that they will begin to allow the Fair Labor Association to review factory worker conditions in the Foxconn factories from which Apple receives a majority of their parts. This comes after many a news article detailing just how badly these workers have been treated. Some reports say that workers would be paid only $17 per 12-hour day, six days a week, all while living under a "military-like culture" of "surveillance, obedience and not challenging authority." Apple's press release said, "As part of its independent assessment, the FLA will interview thousands of employees about working and living conditions including health and safety, compensation, working hours and communication with management. The FLA’s team will inspect manufacturing areas, dormitories and other facilities, and will conduct an extensive review of documents related to procedures at all stages of employment." The FLA will come out with their reports some time in March, and frankly I'm very interested to see what they find. Could the reports be true? Or are they all fabrications or rare cases? We'll find out soon enough.