It reads like a sick joke but its doubtful millions of Chinese workers are laughing. Labour watchdog, China Labor Watch, has revealed the shocking conditions workers in China’s tech industry face on daily basis.
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|Pictured: Foxconn workers hard at work.|
“On May 20, 2011 an explosion in the Foxconn Chengdu factory resulted in three deaths and sixteen injuries” the report noted, referring to Apple’s principal supplier of iPad 2 and iPhone.
“For example, on the HP production line, workers must complete an action every three seconds and repeat this for ten consecutive hours.,” the report says.
However, “as consumers, every one of us can do a bit: supervising the immoral brands and decline to consume the immoral products.”