IPhone X manufacturer, Foxconn caught using illegal student labor

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This is not the first time that both Apple and Foxconn have been criticised for its use of underage workers and excessive use of overtime.

One student claimed to assemble as many as 1,200 iPhone X handsets a day.

The six, aged 17 to 19, are among 3,000 students from Zhengzhou Urban Rail Transit School sent to work at the facility in September.

"At this facility, student intern programs are short term and account for a very small percentage of the workforce". It has agreed that the overtime work violated its own policy that prohibits students from working more than 40 hours a week. "A team of specialists is on site at the facility working with the management on systems to ensure the appropriate standards are adhered to".

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An earlier report by the Financial Times cited six students who worked overtime at the plant as saying the programme was required for them to graduate.

A spokesperson for Apple told us: "Apple is dedicated to ensuring everyone in our supply chain is treated with the dignity and respect they deserve". She added: "The work has nothing to do with our studies". We know our work is never done and we'll continue to do all we can to make a positive impact and protect workers in our supply chain.

Apple and Foxconn have been accused of poor labour practices in the past, but the US technology giant has been trying to get a grip of such issues, releasing annual reviews of the iPhone supply chain. Back in 2012, reports of riots, suicides and poor working conditions at Foxconn factories came to light, forcing Apple to ask the Fair Labor Association to step in and inspect factory conditions.

Interns at a factory operated by Hon Hai Precision Industry, part of Taiwan's Foxconn Group, worked voluntarily and received benefits, but they worked longer days than Chinese law permits, Apple said in a statement. "All three Pegatron factories require workers to do overtime, especially during busy seasons", the report stated, in response to Apple's claims then that overtime work was voluntary.

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