February 23, 2012
Labor group accuses Foxconn of hiding underage workers during audit
Whenever we stumble onto anything about Foxconn, given the company’s history, we yearn to read about something positive. But that did not quite happen even this time. The folks at Apple Insider said that a representative of Hong Kong-based nonprofit SACOM claims that the manufacturing giant was found to hide underage workers during recent audits by the Fair Labor Association. Their audit report brought to light the issue of 16- and 17-year olds, who are otherwise allowed to work but under pecial restrictions on types and duration of their work. Other factory workers also conceded that Foxconn also gave additional break periods ahead of the audits.