Apple China supplier imposes overtime, hires minors: Group
BEIJING (AFP) - Three Chinese factories making Apple products impose excessive overtime and employ minors, a US-based advocacy group said on Monday, renewing scrutiny of labour practices by the US tech giant's suppliers.
The iPhone and iPad maker has faced pressure to better oversee often-poor manufacturing conditions in China since 13 workers for one of its suppliers committed suicide in 2010.
US-based China Labour Watch said in a report that three plants run by Pegatron Group violated standards set by Apple.
Apple's website says that these include no underage labour, overtime to be voluntary, and a maximum 60-hour workweek.