iPhone 5: the student’s strength by Foxconn

According to Chinese media, the students would be forced to make compulsory internships in Foxconn factories to produce the new iPhone 5.

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After the case of working conditions in its factories revealed in early 2012, here is another case that Apple could have done. According to two Chinese newspapers, Shanghai Daily and First Financial Daily, hundreds of students are forced to work in factories Foxconn to fill the production lines of the iPhone 5.

The new iPhone 5 which will be presented, on September 12 and will be sold on the 21st of the same month. But Foxconn is not enough to produce arms. It is forced to find workers elsewhere, namely students. A young student of Huaiyin Institute of Technology specializing in computer reveals that 200 students from her school were pushed to work at Foxconn. She stated that production began last Thursday, August 30, 2012, and she was paid 1,550 yuan (192 euros) per month for working six days a week, 12 hours a day.

Another student of the Institute of Finance of Jiangsu explains that law students, English and worked at the factory management. He explained that the plant had Fowconn need 10,000 more workers.

Schools have been forced by the authorities to send their students to help Foxconn. Their parents were not informed and there would have been no agreement signed by the students. China National Radio also learned that some schools have suspended classes for the month of October for the purposes of Foxconn.

Foxconn denies forced placements

Foxconn Company defends itself by saying that it has “a longstanding policy of short courses in collaboration with vocational schools in China. Participants in this training program have all the legal working age in China and represent 2.7% of its workforce. The program runs from one to six months and students are free to leave at any time. ”

The company also says that when an audit on three of its Chinese factories by the Fair Labor Association, “there is no evidence that one of the students had been forced to participate in its internship program”. This was regarding iPhone 5 manufacturing problems and its demands whatever, if we look upon the matter then we will find may be the iPhone you will be holding in your hand, would have been manufactured by a forced internship student.