June 7, 2023

Foxconn violated the temporary staff rule of China

The Labor Watch group in China has reportedly released a prolonged report alleging several violations of the Chinese law incorporated for the local staff. In addition to this, the suit was filed against Taiwan’s multinational manufacturing contract company, Foxconn. By the looks of it, Foxconn is also the significant assembler of iPhone.

The Cupertino tech giant said that it has already investigated and also denies most of the allegations. However, Apple also said that it has found that the iPhone factory by the Foxconn workforce, has come up with 50% of the temporary labor. Nevertheless, the law suggests that temporary employment in manufacturing plants cannot extend more than 10%.

Moreover, neither Foxconn nor Apple would explicitly mention anything about the significant rise in temporary labor in China. But, this is a clear indication that there is an unusual supply chain for rushing towards the manufacture of the new iPhone models. Experts are suggesting that the said iPhone models are none other than iPhone 11 and the iPhone 11 Pro. By the looks of it, Apple is trying to get the iPhone 11 as well as the iPhone 11 Pro ready for its upcoming sale that will begin from September.

Apple said that it is currently working intimately with the contract company, Foxconn to resolve the persisting issue. However, new claims from the Labor Watch of China suggest that Apple is allowing the Taiwan contract company to use the workers, even after knowing that it is breaking the laws of China. It is presumed that Foxconn and Apple are considering ways to correct the balance. However, an immediate change in the labor supply might make things little disruptive when it comes to the production of the iPhone.

The organization that keeps tabs on the labor watch has reportedly claimed that Foxx requires service from the workers in China. Apple then conducted its investigation and said that it couldn’t find evidence that supports these claims. Moreover, the Cupertino tech giant has also said that the overtime hours have been a voluntary move.

In China, intern students workers cannot do overtime. But, Foxconn, in association with Apple, has found a minimal number of worker force that voluntarily accepted to work extra hours for earning much more money. So far, these cases haven’t been corrected. It is also important to note that during the production of the groundbreaking iPhone, the iPhone X, there was a massive outbreak in terms of student overtime.

In less than 24 hours, the Cupertino tech giant would announce the forthcoming iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro Max, and iPhone 11 Pro at the September special event. Apple will also unveil the Apple Watch, Apple TV+, and Apple Arcade on 10th September.

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