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The Fair Labor Association (FLA) has claimed Apple supplier Foxconn is ahead of schedule with a remediation plan in place at three factories to improve working conditions, but labour groups have warned that major issues still exist throughout Apple’s supply chain. The FLA’s latest report tracks progress at Foxconn’s plants in …

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  1. LarsG
    Meh

    If the FLA say its true then it must be?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Sarcasm?

  2. Destroy All Monsters Silver badge
    Meh

    "Labour organisations want other Apple suppliers investigated"

    Isn't that "Other peoples' labour organisations..."

  3. Aitor 1 Silver badge

    60 hours

    with the objective of being legal... humm,..

  4. The Axe

    Cheap labour is everywhere

    So as China's cheap labour becomes more expensive, companies will look around elsewhere for cheap labour. Brazil maybe?

    1. LinkOfHyrule
      Joke

      Re: Cheap labour is everywhere

      They'll be making iPhones here at this rate - Maybe Foxconn should buy up the Medway towns and turn it into a new factory complex - it will make the area more desirable!

    2. Tom 38 Silver badge

      Re: Cheap labour is everywhere

      Er, they already do?

      1. LinkOfHyrule
        Coffee/keyboard

        Re: Cheap labour is everywhere

        I thought for a moment you meant Foxconn were already running Medway Council! lol

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Working 12 hours a day sucks in places near the equator, like the Foxconn Factories. No sunlight on workdays, year round. It's as depressing as an 8 hour day in London in late December, except it goes on and on and on forever..

  6. Sean Timarco Baggaley

    "Apple must..."

    Why are Apple being singled-out here? Apple aren't even Foxconn's biggest customer for f*ck's sake!

    Who the hell do people think Nokia, Dell and HP get their stuff made? Narnia?

    1. Thorne

      Re: "Apple must..."

      Yes but mentioning Apple makes the story more news worthy

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