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Apple bans “bonded servitude” of factory workers

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When a new Apple product is being made, production ramps up massively in factories that supply components and products to it, this obviously necessitates a large hiring spree by these factories. Until recently these workers could be charged more than a month’s salary in recruitment fees by the agency that hired them, rather than …

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Samsung apologises after 56 employees contract leukaemia

A recent documentary has revealed that 56 Samsung factory workers have contracted Leukaemia, which has been caused by harmful chemicals and a hazardous work environment. Samsung has officially apologised for what happened and has offered compensation to those affected. Samsung Electronics CEO Kwon Oh-hyun said “several workers at our production facilities …

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