Published on 22 September 2014, by M. Tomazy.
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Foxconn is the manufactory of Apple Inc. in China where workers are subjected to unlawful and dehumanizing working conditions. According to Students & Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior (SACOM), workers are often forced to work 6-7 days a week, resulting in a monthly overtime 2-3 times over the legal limit. Many times these employees are enclosed and forced to work overtime until they reach their daily productivity goal. Furthermore, when this goal is not met, the workers are at the mercy of the abuse of the managers, which is so brutal that Foxconn has been forced to acknowledge this problem.
Even more disturbing are the suicides where exhausted workers jump out the factory windows. There have been reports that Foxconn employed couselors in order to support the workers with the intensive work pressured to avoid more suicides during labor hours. Addionally, I found some reports that jumping nets were placed outside windows.
There were also reports of unsafe exposure to dangerous chemicals and operation of machines without proper training and safety procedures, which often result in injuries that are not compensated.