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Taiwan investigating ex-Foxconn managers over claims they solicited bribes from suppliers

Taiwanese authorities launched island-wide raids to investigate allegations that some former managers at the technology giant Foxconn had solicited bribes from suppliers, prosecutors and the company said Wednesday. More than a dozen people, including……

Meet Tian Yu: The woman who nearly died making your iPad

Tian Yu worked more than 12 hours a day, six days a week. She had to skip meals to do overtime. Then she threw herself from a fourth-floor window At around 8am on 17 March 2010, Tian Yu threw herself from the fourth floor of her factory dormitory in Shenzhen, southern…

Mozilla and Foxconn collaborating on Firefox OS tablet: report

Foxconn and Mozilla are collaborating on a device that will run the latter’s Firefox OS, according to Reuters. Foxconn (also known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.) is reportedly interested in diversifying its business beyond the manufacture of Apple products, which contribute a significant…  …

Three new factory suicides at Apple supplier Foxconn

Three Foxconn workers have committed suicide at a factory in China in the past three weeks, a labour rights group said on Saturday. All three jumped to their deaths at a plant in the central city of Zhengzhou run by the Taiwanese electronics giant. A 30-year-old married man killed himself…

FoxConn will pay Microsoft royalties to produce Android, Chrome phones and televisions

Taiwan tech giant Hon Hai, parent company of FoxConn, will pay royalties to Microsoft to ward off a lawsuit over its production of devices using rival Google’s Android and Chrome platforms. A Microsoft statement late on Tuesday did not reveal the amounts the US company will be paid however. The…

Apple’s Chinese iPhone plants force student ‘internships’: rights group

Students told to man production lines at Foxconn if they want to graduate, says Hong Kong-based nonprofit. Apple’s factories in China are employing tens of thousands of students, some of them on forced internships, according to campaigners lobbying for better labour conditions at Foxconn plants, which assemble iPhones. Some students…

Apple manufacturer Foxconn promises to cut hours, raise wages

Workers at Foxconn, the massive factory complex in China that supplies U.S. tech giant Apple and dozens of other titans of electronic industry, will soon see reduced hours, higher wages and improved working conditions according to a company statement in response to a devastating new report by the Fair Labor…

Apple gadget maker has ‘significant’ labor issues: audit

WASHINGTON — Workplace abuses were uncovered in an audit that equated to “a full body scan” of three Chinese factories pumping out coveted Apple gadgets, independent investigators reported on Thursday. Employees at each of the factories had exceeded a work-week limit of 76 hours set by Chinese law and, in…

Foxconn plans to increase their workers’ salaries

Foxconn, the Taiwanese company manufacturing products for prominent tech companies including Apple, is responding to major criticism for the harsh treatment of its employees by saying they will raise their salaries. According to The New York Times, Foxconn announced Saturday it would increase their workers pay from 16 to 25…

Protest succeeds: Apple seeks audit of Chinese labor conditions

Technology giant Apple, Inc. said Monday it was asking the Fair Labor Association (FLA) to investigate working conditions at Chinese electronics manufacturer Foxconn, essentially caving to the demands of protesters who delivered over 250,000 petition signatures to the company last week. Foxconn, which hires over 1 million Chinese workers, has…

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