Sunday, June 12, 2011

iPad: A Rotton Apple? Exploitation of Workers by Foxconn

This shocking video exposes the Apple iPad production plant in China run by Foxconn.  The opening sequence is pretty horrific with some graphic pictures.   It seems pretty clear that Apple allows Foxconn to treat its workers with contempt.  A company that has to fit anti-suicide nets to its factory living quarters.  Apple has a responsibility to sort out its subcontractors.

The video was produced by SACOM the campaigning academic group. 

Hat tip to Johninnit who is in a genuine ethical delemma about whether or not he can in all conscience upgrade his existing smartphone

I wonder what pension funds who will own shares in Foxcann and Apple can do? Surely as owners of Apple and Foxconn we too have a responsibility for what is being done with our own money?
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