Is Foxconn Getting Better?

economics, justice, politics
Foxconn iPhone Workers Line Up

Foxconn iPhone Workers Line Up (Photo credit: Photo Giddy)

Damned if we can really know.  But the Fair Labor Association is saying yes.

As reported yesterday in the Guardian:

Foxconn, Apple‘s top manufacturer, has improved safety conditions and cut working hours in an effort to resolve violations at its plants that triggered a global scandal for the iPad and iPhone maker.

The Taiwanese company submitted to an audit by an independent group, the Fair Labor Association (FLA), after reports of suicides and abusive conditions at several of its factories in China.

Tim Cook, Apple’s chief executive, asked the FLA to investigate after a series of reports into working conditions at Apple’s key supplier. In February and march the FLA found at least 50 violations of local regulations at Foxconn plants in Chengdu, Guanlan and Longhua.

More here.

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