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Apple, Foxconn acknowledge relying on temporary workers in China too much

September 9, 2019


Apple and Foxconn said they employed too many temporary workers in Chinese facilities where iPhones are manufactured after a watchdog accused them of violating several labor laws, according to Bloomberg. The report came on Monday, a day before Apple is expected to reveal its new iPhones at a California event.

China Labor Watch (CLW) reported that undercover investigators in Foxconn’s Zhengzhou plant discovered that about 50% of the workforce were temporary staff — known as dispatch workers — in August, even though Chinese law allows a 10% maximum.

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