Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Apple Accused for Labour Abuses in China

Consumers can't resist from getting latest fashion, branded products as well as the latest technology gadgets. How much do you know about your branded goods? Do these big companies treat their labours well for the premium prices that you pay? Many big and international companies simply ignore the basic human/labour rights by abusing them with very low wages, hiring underage workers, poor working conditions without emphasizing  safety and health protection from exposing chemical radiation, long working hours without proper rest and meals etc. 

Apple and Foxconn (an outsourcing company in China which manufactures Apple products) have been exposed for abusing the labour rights since after the incidents of factory explosion and workers commit suicide in China last year. The New York Times published an explosive article on 26 January 2012 about the working condition in China, which also highlighted that Apple aware about the labour abuses (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46143670/ns/business-us_business/)

Will you still support and purchase premium product if a company doesn't practice ethics in business and management, simply because it focuses on making higher profits margin?

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