SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Apple Inc’s (AAPL.D) and manufacturing partner, Foxconn Technology Co Ltd (2354.TW) on Monday refuted claims that any content violates the people management level, by a non-profit organization-monitor the worker’s rights, have already confirmed that they will be employed a lot of temporary workers.
FILE PHOTO: AN attendee uses an iPhone to X, during a presentation to the media in Beijing, China, October 31, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo
The comment comes after China Labor Watch on Monday published a lengthy report accusing the two companies of infringement of many of the Chinese labor law, which is a block of the temporary staff by more than 10% of the total number of employees.
US-based tech company Apple has been heavily dependent on taiwan’s Foxconn, the Chinese manufacturing facilities for the manufacture of devices such as the iPhone, and the next line will be revealed on Tuesday.
In a statement, Apple said it was investigating the number of temporary workers in the overall workforce, and found it to be “exceeded standards”. It is said that it was working with Foxconn in order to “immediately resolve the problem.
Apple has not specified whether it is in surplus which amounted to a violation of Chinese law. He declined to comment when asked directly by the Billions.
China’s Ministry of Human Resources and Safety and security did not respond to a Reuters fax machine in search of comment. Reuters could not immediately determine the penalty for temporary workers of more than 10% of the working age population.
Apple has also said that it was discovered, although a supplier of a facility, work overtime into the night, a violation of the policy of the company, and that the problem has been corrected.” It is said that the interns are working over-time on a voluntary basis and were properly compensated.
Foxconn, separately confirmed the over-reliance on temporary employees, known internally as the dispatch of employees.
“We have found evidence that the use of the uk employees and the number of hours of overtime worked by an employee, we have confirmed that it was voluntary, it was not in accordance with the guidelines of the business,” Foxconn said.
It is said that it “immediately began a detailed process in place to ensure that all issues are resolved”.
The employment report comes at a time when trade tensions between the United States and China, which has threatened to upend the supply chain in the technology industry with the tit-for-tat duties.
Earlier this year, the media said that Apple is considering moving some operations to China in order to ensure that the new U.S. rates, with Japan’s Nikkei Asian Review in June putting the figure at 15% to 30% of the total.
In the transcript, in July, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook has played down such speculation, stating that the vast majority of Apple’s products, “are a sort of made to go anywhere.”
“There has been a significant level of the content of the United States of america, and many from Japan to Korea, China and the European Union will also have a fair amount of money. And so, that’s the nature of the global supply chain as a whole. For the most part, I think that will be the day and in the future.”
Reporting by Josh Horwitz, in Shanghai, Yimou Lee in Taipei; Editing by Christopher Cushing