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Watchdog group cites continued Foxconn abuses

Agam Shah | May 11, 2011
Poor working conditions and pay continue, according to a watchdog group based in Hong Kong.

Foxconn said it follows the work-hour guidelines set by EICC (Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition), which calls for a maximum 60-hour work week, including overtime. The company is also helping employees deal with challenges inside and outside the workplace through specific programs and policies. A 24-hour support hotline with trained counselors has also been established to help employees. 

"Those initiatives, together with actions we have taken to ensure that we are paying the highest wages in our industry in each location where we operate, have been well-received by our employees and the numbers speak for themselves, lives have been saved and employee retention is at an all-time high," Foxconn said.

Apple did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Foxconn is a subsidiary of Hon Hai Precision Industries, an electronics manufacturer based in Taiwan.



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