Foxconn a "concentration camp": report

Foxconn a "concentration camp": report

Dylan Bushell-Embling  |   October 11, 2010
telecomasia.net
 
Foxconn employs a number of interns at its manufacturing facilities. Intern posts are highly sought after, and in some cases make up half of a plant's positions.
 
While Chinese law states that interns should not work for more than eight hours, Foxconn forces some to work ten hours or more, the authors allege.
 
These interns do not sign a contract with Foxconn, and so are not eligible for social welfare payments or for compensation for being injured at work.
 
The report also claims that Foxconn has been negligent with its safety standards. While Chinese law dictates that employees working with hazardous materials receive regular medical checkups, one employee claimed to have received medical support only twice in sixteen years at the firm.
 
A promised 30% pay hike had allegedly been underprovided, with one workers claiming to have seen only a 9% pay increase.
 
The fact that sites such as the Global Times received the report has led observers to believe that it had been leaked by the Chinese government.

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