Apple supplier Pegatron slammed for alleged labor abuses in China

Apple supplier Pegatron is facing criticism from a watchdog group for poor working conditions at its factories in China.

The Taiwanese electronics maker came under fire for allegedly violating Chinese labor laws with the publication Monday of a new 60-page report from New York-based China Labor Watch that documents conditions at the factories.

The alleged violations include unfairly deducting or failing to pay wages, providing insufficient worker training, and making overtime work mandatory, among others.

The report also questioned Apple’s efforts to cap the work week at its supplier factories to 60 hours. China Labor Watch’s investigation found that the hours ranged from 66 to 69 hours at the facilities, and that Pegatron was allegedly falsifying worker attendance to keep the reported hours down.

SOURCE: pcworld.com

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