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Old 09-06-2012, 11:53 AM   #208
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Originally Posted by Dopedangel View Post
Apple and its supplier were under more scrutiny because just a few months before multiple people had committed suicide at the Foxconn plant where apple products are manufactured or assembled.
My point was that Samsung is an Apple supplier as well.

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That story pretty much has been debunked. More of a case of overzealous journalism. On average, way fewer Foxconn employees committed suicide than even Air France employees. The average at Foxconn was lower than for any industrialized country in the world. (remember Foxconn has about 1 million employees, while 13 deaths are 13 too many, we have to put that number in perspective). And working conditions were actually quite good.
Have you read the report for this one?

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Among the child workers listed above, we interviewed Wu Xiaofang (alias) in particular. She is 14 years old. (Given that she does not have an official ID, we confirmed her age with her.) She told us about her problems at HEG recently. During March and April 2012, she accidentally fell on the stairs on her way from the dormitory to the factory floor, unable to work afterwards. However, the company not only refused to take her to the hospital for treatment but also rejected her request for sick leave. It also deducted 6 days from her wages on the pretext of her sick leave. Similar things happened in late May. At that time, Wu was late because of the illness and asked for leave, but the manager did not approve. She was too sick to work and went back to rest in the dormitory, while the company deducted 3 days from her wages for absenteeism. What was worse, Wu was fired for no reason in late June and expelled in July. She cried while telling us that the management of the company expelled her because there would be an audit of the factory and that the manager said that once the underage workers who falsified their ages to be employed were discovered by auditors, the company would receive a fine for more than 100,000 RMB ($15,873) and the hometowns of the child laborers would be fined for more than 20,000 RMB ($3,174.6). Wu said that she did not know where she could go without a legal identity.
This doesn't make any sense. If they are concerned by child labor how exactly do they say that a child of 14 who falsified her age to get employment was fired for no reason? And how exactly did she fell down the stairs for two months? How did they deduct days for sick leave if she didn't get sick leave?
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