Conditions Begin to Improve at Foxconn and Other Chinese Factories

Posted December 27, 2012 at 8:51pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 5414 views

The New York Times reports that there are signs of changes taking hold in Chinese electronics factories.

An article posted recently details a few of those improvements such as: protective foam sprouted on low stairwell ceilings inside factories, automatic shut-off devices on whirring machines, chairs with more support for workers, wage increases and more.

Most of these changes are due to increasing pressure on Apple to improve conditions in the factories that produce its devices. "The days of easy globalization are done," said an Apple executive who requested anonymity. "We know that we have to get into the muck now."

The Fair Labor Association made recommendations for 360 remedies that Foxconn should carry out. In an August report, Foxconn had carried out 284 of those improvements.

Check out the video below in which the NYT visits a HP factory and talks with employees from a Foxconn factory that makes iPads.

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Kornmehl - December 28, 2012 at 11:06pm
Fuckin' chinks! Apple should move production Down Under.
nathan kaole - December 28, 2012 at 2:00am
these mongols are getting lazy .... the only "improvement" should be stronger anti-suicidal nets
odedo1 - December 28, 2012 at 1:44am
maybe now workers will stop killing themselves because of slave condition in the factories which should have stayed in the U.S at the first place.
Alia - December 27, 2012 at 9:01pm
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