Report claims harsh conditions persist at Apple’s China factories

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In March, Foxconn committed to improving conditions at the plants and reducing restrictions on union organizing after an outside investigation found “serious and pressing” violations of workplace codes and Chinese law.

That probe by the Fair Labor Association found that employees in three Chinese Foxconn factories worked, on average, more than 60 hours per week, in violation of the association’s code of conduct and Chinese legal limits. 

Apple agreed to abide by the FLA’s workplace codes in response to the investigation.