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Trade Union criticizes Apple’s iPod factory report

Apple’s report of labor conditions at the Foxconn iPod plant in China has been criticized by a leading international trade union organization for not being independently verified. Janek Kuczkiewicz, director of human and trade union rights at the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU), said he was not impressed by Apple’s audit. “We are not impressed either by the report or by the findings of Apple,” Kuczkiewicz told BBc News. “Apple interviewed just 100 people out of the estimated 30,000 iPod workers. We do not know the conditions in which the interviews were held. We have serious reservations about the report.”

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Figures. Trade unions are always carping about their employers. But even I have to admit…only 100 out of 30,000? Not all that convincing consider Apple’s FIRST glowing report on Foxconn.

Posted by flatline response on August 23, 2006 at 10:54 PM (CDT)

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I’d much rather pay double the price and have the people in my country benefit from the innovations.
offshoring is a dangerous phenomenon

Posted by nyalien in New York on August 24, 2006 at 12:08 PM (CDT)

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