Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Apple Suspends Dealings With Pegatron Over Labor Conditions

Apple has placed new business with Taiwan-based supplier Pegatron, on suspension over misclassification of student workers and breaking of code of conduct.
The tech giant, in a statement provided to Bloomberg, said, “Pegatron misclassified the student workers in their program and falsified paperwork to disguise violations of our Code, including allowing students to work nights and/or overtime and in some cases to perform work unrelated to their major.” To this end, Apple intends to take corrective actions.
This comes after social media outrage at the conditions of child laborers in the DRC. Heart-wrenching pictures and videos that surfaced from mines in congo led many to call out benefitting companies especially Apple in the wake of the release of its iPhone 12 and 12 pro.
The company along with Microsoft, Dell, Tesla, and Alphabet are facing legal action in a U.S. Federal Court after a group of researchers and lawyers filed a complaint in December 2019 accusing the firms of “aiding and abetting child labor” in Congolese cobalt mines.

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