Apple, Foxconn say they overly relied on temporary workers in China
Channelnewsasia.com - Mon 9 Sep 09:25 GMT

Apple Inc and manufacturing partner Foxconn Technology Co Ltd on Monday rebutted allegations of lapses in people management leveled by a non-profit monitor of worker rights, though confirmed they employed too many temporary workers.

  Business Apple, Foxconn say they overly relied on temporary workers in China Apple Inc and manufacturing partner Foxconn Technology Co Ltd on Monday rebutted allegations of lapses in people management leveled by a non-profit monitor of worker rights, though confirmed they employed too many temporary workers.

  FILE PHOTO: Apple company logos are reflected on the glass window outside an Apple store in Shanghai, China, Jan. 3, 2019.

  REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo 09 Sep 2019 03:15PM Bookmark SHANGHAI: Apple Inc and manufacturing partner Foxconn Technology Co Ltd on Monday rebutted allegations of lapses in people management leveled by a non-profit monitor of worker rights, though confirmed they employed too many temporary workers.

  The response comes after China Labor Watch on Monday issued a lengthy report accusing the two companies of breaching numerous Chinese labor laws, including one barring temporary staff from exceeding 10per cent of the total workforce.

  U.S. tech firm Apple relies heavily on Taiwan's Foxconn and its Chinese manufacturing facilities to produce devices such as the iPhone, the next line of which will be unveiled on Tuesday.

  In a statement, Apple said it investigated the percentage of temporary workers among the overall workforce and found it "exceeded our standards".

  Earlier this year, media reports said Apple was considering moving some operations out of China to avoid new U.S. tariffs, with Japan's Nikkei Asian Review in June putting the figure at 15per cent to 30per cent of production.