Chinese suppliers of Apple, the world’s most market-capitalized company, are still breaking labors laws, a New York-based labor rights group has said in a newly-released report.
According to the China Labor Watch, 10 Apple suppliers in China are still breaking labor laws with offenses including unsafe work conditions and disproportionate overtime.
“This investigation of 10 different Apple factories in China finds that harmful, damaging work environments characterized by illegally long hours for low levels of pay are widespread in Apple’s supply (chain),” the group said in their 133-page report which was released on Thursday.
“From our investigations we found that the labor rights violations at Foxconn also exist in virtually all other Apple supplier factories, and in many cases, are actually significantly more dire than at Foxconn,” the watchdog wrote in its report.
Some of the violations indicated in the report is an extra 180 hours in overtime per month during peak seasons which exceeds 36 hours of overtime per month.
The report is based on a four-month-long investigation, which ended with 620 workers interviewed, into 10 suppliers which are part of the Apple supply chain.
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