Atheer – External Sources
The conditions described in a report by advocacy group China Labor Watch (CLW), have revealed that workers at a Catcher Technology Co. manufacturing complex are forced to stand for up to ten hours per day slicing and blasting iPhone casings for Apple Inc, handling noxious chemicals, often without proper gloves or masks.
According to Bloomberg, in other cases goggles and earplugs are not always available, meaning that workers have to endure being sprayed with tiny metallic particles, the noise created by which is as much as eight decibels. Once they are off duty, these workers then return to debris-strewn dorms bereft of showers or hot water.
It’s the second critique in less than two months involving a major Apple supplier. Late last year, Apple said that it had discovered interns at a factory operated by Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., part of Foxconn, to be working illegal overtime on iPhone X assembly lines.