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Apple iPad factory working conditions better than others

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Apple iPadSummary. The following is an excerpt from a story posted on Reuters.com about the working conditions at the Apple iPad factory in China.

“Working conditions at Chinese manufacturing plants where Apple Inc’s iPads and iPhones are made are far better than those at garment factories or other facilities elsewhere in the country, according to the head of a non-profit agency investigating the plants. … the organization has been dealing with suicides in Chinese factories since the 1990s.” [More…]

“Apple didn’t need to join the FLA (Fair Labor Association). The FLA system is very tough. It involves unannounced visits, complete access, public reporting. If Apple wanted to take the easy way out there were a whole host of options available to them. The fact that they joined the FLA shows they were really serious about raising their game.” [More…]

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