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Foxconn denies iPod factory claims

Foxconn Electronics has “sternly denied” last week’s report on working conditions in its Chinese iPod factories. “Edmund Ding, spokesman for Foxconn, said there were huge discrepancies between the truth and the claims in the report, which he said seems like a vicious attack on the company,” reports DigiTimes. “He added that the company reserves the right to take legal actions over the report… He maintained that Foxconn, as an international company, abides by the employment law in China, which stipulates that the minimum wage for a worker in the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone is 810 yuan (US$101) a month, and 700 yuan outside the special economic zone… The company also has been actively making improvements to workers’ living conditions.”

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1

sweet i’m working there now hahaha jk

Posted by tat on June 19, 2006 at 11:46 AM (PDT)

2

I’m surprised there aren’t more comments for this. Some newspaper claims iPod factory doesn’t pay their workers right, and everyone’s quick to critize Apple. Here they deny it, and no one is here to say “Nice. That’s a relief.” Shameful.

Posted by Adam on June 19, 2006 at 2:18 PM (PDT)

3

Adam, we’re all tired of talking about it.

Posted by Mr. Anderson on June 19, 2006 at 2:31 PM (PDT)

4

^^ Must be because we can’t critize them, eh?

Posted by Mark on June 19, 2006 at 4:35 PM (PDT)

5

Here they deny it, and no one is here to say “Nice. That’s a relief.” Shameful.

Some choice…believe the press or believe some PR mole. Corporate talking heads aren’t exactly known for always getting their spin on the truth to match the actual facts.

Just open the factory doors and the books and PROVE the conditions and salaries are legal instead of spewing out threats of lawsuits and legal action. Tough talk and corporate bravado only makes them look like there’s actually something to hide.

Posted by flatline response on June 19, 2006 at 9:45 PM (PDT)

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