Workers at the factory making screens for Apple - not to mention Nokia and just about everyone else - are striking for promised bonuses and fewer toxic chemicals. The strike, which the China Daily reports involves around 2,000 of the 10,000 workers at the factory, is in protest at the suspension of promised bonuses. It is also …
Shurely shome mistake
Everyone knows that Macs are hand-hewn by pixies from dew-besprinkled ingots of solid aluminium.
Give it 10 more years
10 more years and the cost of doing stuff there will be more than doing it here.
Industrial Revolution part ? of ?
Progress, eh? It used to be here that they died off in thier thousands as new technology was exploted to its fullest. It all ends up at the place wher ethe lowest manufacturing cost can be achived at litte regard for the workers.
Well, we're happy to have the exploited workers elsewhere - I'm sure the BNP would also be happy not to have 'real' people subjected to health hazards and low or no pay - as long as we get our tech cheap, we don't really give a toss.
"Hey, it's O.K. it's green, this laptop has a case made of bamboo" but the Jesus phone would be frowned on by Jesus.
Re: Give it 10 more years
There's always another rapidly developing economy out there. "Made in Japan" used to mean cheap, low-quality goods, after all.
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the bosses need to stamp out all these commie ideas straight away, otherwise there's no knowing where it'll all end.
@Give it 10 more years
This is precisely what should happen - at that point jobs stop fleeing overseas to China! Which is what we want, nyet?
Shouldn't have let them watch Avatar in 2D...
I wonder how much coverage this will get in the Guardian - they've excelled themselves in their prostrations before the Alter of Jobs recently.
I'm sure this is unrelated to any iThing monetisation screen that might be in the works...
Paralysis and death?
That is what happends to people who go on strike in communist countries.
So they think n-hexane is bad?
It's a wonder they can get to work in the morning then. It is no more, and no less, lethal than petrol, which contains several of n-hexane's uncles and aunties.