Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 29th Mar 2012 21:00 UTC
In the News "Foxconn, which manufactures more than 40 percent of the world's electronics for such companies as Apple, Dell, Amazon and others, has pledged to sharply curtail the number of working hours within its Chinese factories and significantly increase wages, a move that could improve working conditions across China. The shift comes after a far-ranging inspection by the Fair Labor Association, a monitoring group, found widespread problems - including numerous instances where Foxconn violated Chinese law and industry codes of conduct by having employees work more than 60 hours a week, sometimes for 11 or more days in a row."
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Great!
by Dasher42 on Fri 30th Mar 2012 05:36 UTC
Dasher42
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2007-04-05

I'm very happy for China today! But, without changes in the global system, this will mean other cheaper, more easily exploited labor will be found elsewhere. Really, any worker's suffering weakens the position of all of us.

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RE: Great!
by dvhh on Fri 30th Mar 2012 07:23 in reply to "Great!"
dvhh Member since:
2006-03-20

Next stop : Thailand, or india, or Cambogia or even Vietnam.

Country with low standard and cheap labor are not difficult to find.

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