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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