Thursday, March 04, 2010

Apple Sweatshops, This Time Wintek Brings It Home

Apple Sweatshops
Wintek’s Suzhou, China-based factory, which produces electronic components for some of the world’s most popular gadgets including products made by Apple and Nokia, confirmed reports in government-run media that 62 of its workers, 15 more than initially reported, had fallen ill after toxic chemical exposure at work last summer. Among the factory employees sickened by toxic chemical hexane several months ago, 41 are still hospitalized, said Huang Zhongjie, a spokesman for Wintek in Taiwan.
So Apple, like you are protecting your rights, Are you protecting the rights of workers that build those devices for you?
Complete article on the subject here.


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