Apple Supplier Work-Hour Compliance Dips to 93% in August 2013

Apple has updated its Supplier Responsibility page to report its suppliers reached a 93% work-hour compliance for the month of August for a 60-hour work week, a drop from 99% last seen in June and a further drop from July (which Apple did not update its page for). For 2013, the company is tracking work hours for an average of 1 million employees per week.

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Back in late July, New York-based non-profit China Labor Watch (CLW) claimed Apple supplier Pegatron had violated workers’ rights at three factories, detailing 86 labour rights violations. A later 62-page report released by CLW revealed the existence of “low-priced plastic iPhones”. Later in September, CLW also accused the Jabil Green Point Factory in Wuxi, a manufacturer of the rear iPhone 5c shell, had violated workers’ rights by exceeding over 100 overtime hours per month.

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