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Arbitrators rule against severely injured Foxconn worker

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A Foxconn worker that needed half his brain removed after an accident at one of the company’s manufacturing facilities, has been ruled against by Chinese labour arbitrators, making it now seem likely that he will be forced to undergo disability testing in an area that offers far less support than …

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Foxconn shares soar on iPhone rumours

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Foxconn share prices have jumped by a huge 31.9 per cent after rumours began circulating that the electronics manufacturer would be producing the next iPhone, winning a big contract bidding war with other potentials. This despite the fact that just two weeks ago it admitted to using child labour. This …

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Foxconn Q3 profit jumps by 140%

Foxconn (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has reported impressive revenues of US$24.33 billion for third quarter 2012, with net profit rising 139.94% to $30.256 billion. The results are very positive for the company who make many components for leading brands such as Apple. Although the profit figures are very high, the …

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Nintendo is investigating Foxconn child labour claims

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Nintendo has announced in the wake of the Foxconn child labour reports – and the company’s admission – that it was investigating what happened and how much truth there really is behind the story. As a quick catch up, Foxconn admitted yesterday to taking part in the illegal hiring of …

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Foxconn employed 14 year old schoolchildren

Foxconn Technology Group said they found that interns as young as 14 years old had worked at a facility in Yantai in China. A company investigation located the underage staff, who ranged in ages 14-16. They worked at the campus for three weeks, according to an emailed response send to …

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Undercover reporter works in Foxconn iPhone plant

The Shanghai Evening Post published a very interesting insider report detailing what it is like to work at the Foxconn Tai Yuan factory to assemble the device. It certainly doesn’t look to be a dream job for anyone, thats our views on it. The report was published by a Chinese …

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Foxconn give staff 16% salary increase

One of Apple’s main suppliers – Hon Hai Precision Industry Co (Foxconn) said yesterday that they have increased the basic salary of their production line workers by 16 percent. Staff in Zhengzhou, Henan province of China have been offered the increase, partly as the company are having problem recruiting people. …

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Foxconn to build $1 billion Indonesian facility

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Electronics manufacturer Foxconn, is set to open a new fabrication plant in Indonesia, that will purportedly cost around a billion dollars to build. However once created, it’s said that it will open up a million jobs for the local inhabitants. This would be a welcome investment in the region, where …

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Foxconn don’t give a Fffffffondle

An audit of Foxconn’s Chinese factories has led to ‘serious and pressing’ concerns regarding workers’ conditions. Despite numerous reports of the manufacturer’s lack of regard for worker safety, the factories have not yet seen anything ‘official’ criticise them. Apple have also been heavily criticised for continuing to have the millions …

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Foxconn plan to replace staff with robots

Foxconn have had to deal with a raft of suicides in recent years, and it seems their latest plans might help resolve the issue completely. They are planning to replace some of their staff with 1 million robots within the next three years. Terry Gou, the chairman of the company …

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Another death at Foxconn factory

The latest news that another death at a Foxconn factory is sending ripples through the industry. According to reports, the 21 year old employee fell to his death, although the circumstances are not yet known. Foxconn are one of the most well known electronic manufacturers who handle work for many …

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iPad 2 Foxconn factory back online, but overloaded

Kitguru has reported on recent events which led to the shutdown of the iPad factory. Recent updates show that the polishing workshops are back online. This is good news for Foxconn, but Kitguru is hearing from insiders that the relationship between Apple and Foxconn is very strained right now. Foxconn …

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Foxconn damage reputation and Apple relationship

We reported on an explosion in one of the Foxconn factories earlier this week. Three workers have died and several are severely injured, sadly the latest in a line of injuries and fatalities for Foxconn workers. These recent deaths are causing a severe strain on the relationship with Apple, who …

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Foxconn suspend some operations

Foxconn certainly aren’t the luckiest company on the face of the planet, and the latest blast at their factory has caused them to suspend some production. The explosion happened over the weekend on a product line for Apple’s iPad 2 in the city of Chengdu as we reported yesterday. Foxconn …

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Three Foxconn employees arrested over iPad2 design leaks

Three Foxconn employees have been accused of leaking the iPad 2 design and have been arrested, They were officially charged with ‘violating the company trade secrets’. Foxconn became suspicious when some online retailers starting stocking shelves with iPad 2 cases long before the launch. Earlier this year in CES there …

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Foxconn post $218.3 million loss

Foxconn International Holdings have posted a full year net loss which was larger than many analysts estimated as costs increased and sales dropped. Shares have also fallen. The net loss was $218.3 million, 3.06 cents a share, compared with net income of $38.6 million in 2009. The mean estimate of …

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Apple help Foxconn improve working conditions

Last year Apple sent Tim Cook, acting CEO of Apple to Foxconn International Holdings Ltd. factory in China. The purpose of the trip was to make recommendations on how to improve working conditions for the company. Tim Cook has stepped in as CEO for Apple, as Steve Jobs is taking …

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Foxconn suicide rate sparks investigation

If you are looking for a new long term career then it appears you should avoid Foxconn (Hon Hai Group), especially if the recent suicide toll is anything to go by. Foxconn supply components for many companies including Apple, Dell and Hewlett Packard and each of these companies are opening …

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Apple say iOS App Economy has created 80,000 jobs

The growth of the Apple App Store has helped the company double their payouts to developers and has created more than 80,000 new jobs directly related to building software for Apple devices. AppleInsider say “Apple first highlighted the economic impact of its iOS platform one year ago, citing figures that …

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Expert defends Apple regarding Chinese worker conditions

A non profit agency investigating partner manufacturing plants in China for Apple products has said that working conditions are better than others in the country. The Fair Labor Association (FLA) have been studying the conditions of Apple’s top eight suppliers in China after a raft of negative publicity. Apple were …

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Should consumers boycott Apple?

We have been reporting recently on the working conditions at partner factories which produce Apple goods. Since then many of the mainstream press organisations are also latching onto the stories of terrible working conditions and ‘slave labour’ claims. The company could face a boycott now if things don’t change, quickly. …

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Apple join Fair Labor Association, open doors to partners

Foxconn have faced criticism regarding employee suicides in the last year. Apple are one of their most important partners and are trying to counter the complaints against the working conditions of the people who build their products. Apple have joined the Fair Labor Association, which was set up in Washington …

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