[News] The Guardian: On SACOM 2018 Investigative Report on Apple Watch’s Student Workers

The Guardian – ‘We are like robots’: Apple investigates Chinese factory using forced student labour

Appleis investigating a factory in southwest China after a labour rights group said the tech giant’s supplier forced student workers to work “like robots” to assemble its popular Apple Watch.

Many were compelled to work in order to get their vocational degrees and had to do night shifts, according to an investigation by Hong Kong-based NGO Students and Scholars Against Corporate Misbehaviour (SACOM).

The NGO demanded Apple investigate and bring the labour practices in line with the firm’s own policies and those of the local and central Chinese government.

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