|Dec 27, 2012, 03:32 PM||#1|
Efforts by Apple and Foxconn to Improve Electronics Industry Labor Conditions Starting to Take Hold
In the latest installment of its "iEconomy" series, The New York Times takes a look at the advances made by Apple and Foxconn to improve working conditions at the Chinese factories churning out Apple products since a major push began earlier this year. The report details many changes such as wage increases and shorter working hour limits that have previously been disclosed, but also takes a peek behind the scenes to offer a glimpse of how executives at both companies have reacted to the situation.
The report shares details on a meeting between Apple and Foxconn executives and representatives of the Fair Labor Association (FLA), which began independent monitoring of working conditions earlier this year. At the meeting, FLA president Auret van Heerden outlined a number of shortcomings found in Foxconn's facilities.
The report also notes how the changes being instituted by Apple and Foxconn have been leading to changes throughout the industry, pointing to PC giant Hewlett Packard and contract manufacturer Quanta as examples of those companies making changes in line with those employed in Apple's supply chain.
Article Link: Efforts by Apple and Foxconn to Improve Electronics Industry Labor Conditions Starting to Take Hold
|Thread Tools||Search this Thread|
|thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|Foxconn Adds More Workers to Assembly Lines as iPhone 5s Supplies Continue to Improve||MacRumors||MacRumors.com News Discussion||65||Dec 2, 2013 12:25 PM|
|Chinese Labor Group Alleges Major Labor Violations at Apple iPhone 5C Supplier Jabil Circuit [Update: Apple to Investigate]||MacRumors||MacRumors.com News Discussion||88||Sep 9, 2013 12:19 PM|
|Chinese Labor Group Alleges Poor Working Conditions at Apple Supplier Pegatron||MacRumors||MacRumors.com News Discussion||65||Jul 30, 2013 01:25 PM|
|Airline Industry Remains Divided Over Personal Electronics Usage During Takeoff and Landing||MacRumors||MacRumors.com News Discussion||446||Jun 21, 2013 09:52 AM|
|Fair Labor Association Finds Progress in Follow-Up Status Report on Foxconn's Apple Facilities||MacRumors||MacRumors.com News Discussion||35||Aug 22, 2012 03:36 PM|
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:51 PM.