However, Apple acknowledged instances of illegal overtime by students.
The Financial Times interviewed six students, aged 17 to 19, who claim that the Zhengzhou Urban Rail Transit School is forcing them to work at the factory for three months in order to fulfill the "work experience" requirement to graduate. One 18-year-old said, "We are being forced by our school to work here. We have investigated all of these cases and confirmed that while all work was voluntary and compensated appropriately, the interns did work overtime in violation of our policy".
In the wake of the shocking allegations, both Apple and Foxconn have respectively confirmed "instances of students working overtime", according to the report, which added that both companies are now taking action steps to remedy the situation. "The work has nothing to do with our studies".
This isn't the first time Apple is under fire over labor.
The report cited only six workers out of the thousands working at the facility. She added that she is made to assemble up to 1,200 iPhone X cameras each day. They said that the extra hours were taken on voluntarily.Читайте также: Arsenal v Tottenham Betting Tips: Big Match Preview
In March 2012, three other Foxconn plants in China were found to have violated many health and safety regulations, exceeded legal working hours - with some workers working as much as 11 days in a row - and been over-dependent on student labour. Apple carries out regular audits of its suppliers to ensure compliance with both the law and the company's own rules and procedures.
Foxconn worked with local governments and vocational institutions to organize the internship program.
The high school refused to comment, and China's education ministry could not be reached by Times reporters.
Further outrage met the company and Apple when the response to workers jumping from buildings was to hang large nets rather than address the accompanying complaints of harsh working conditions and large quotas.
In its 2013 report, China Labor Watch found conditions in factories run by Pegatron, another major Apple supplier, similar to those uncovered by the Financial Times.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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