A new report has surfaced detailing how Apple supplier Pegatron is overworking employees more than the maximum 60 hours a week specified by Apple. Workers at the Shanghai plant need to put in more hours simply to make ends meet, according to the report.
This isn't the first (and nor will it be the last) time one of Apple's suppliers have been pulled into the spotlight over worker conditions. China Labor Watch states that 83% of workers will clock overtime in excess of 80 hours a month, with over 70% of employees working above the limit set by Apple.
From PC World:
While local law demands that monthly overtime hours not exceed 36 hours, it's believed just 1.1% of the 70,000 employees are within the limit. Previously, Pegatron was the target of an undercover BBC investigation, which highlighted this issue.
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