Apple’s screen manufacturer accused of labor violation
A company named Biel Crystal Manufactory Limited who carry out their business in Hong Kong has been accused by ab activist group of violating the rights of their employees.
The Students & Scholars Against Corporate Misbehaviour (SACOM) group said that Biel Crystal is terrorizing the rights of workers by making them work for 11 hours every day of the week, allowing them only one day off per month.
However, Apple seemed to that there might be some truth in the allegation, but were quick to outline how they take measures to prevent such things from happening.
“We insist that our suppliers provide safe working conditions, treat workers with dignity and respect, and use environmentally responsible manufacturing processes wherever Apple products are made,” Apple replied in a statement sent to Reuters in response to the allegation.
“Every year Apple inspects more factories, going deeper into the supply chain and raising the bar for our suppliers. In 2012 we conducted 393 audits at supplier facilities around the world.”
SACOM further alleged that injured workers were paid little or no compensations. They added that at least five people have committed suicide at Biel Crystal’s factory in China.