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Apple berichtet über Foxconn-Untersuchung [Update_2]

Gerade rechtzeitig zu aufkommenden Gerüchten über eine Ausdehnung der MacBook-Produktion zum Zulieferer Foxconn, hat Apple seine Untersuchung der iPod-Produktionsbedingungen in dessen chinesischen Werken abgeschlossen: «We found the supplier to be in compliance in the majority of the areas audited. However, we did find violations to our Code of Conduct, as well as other areas for improvement that we are working with the supplier to address.» Für die Zukunft will Apple, die Dienste von Verité zur Überwachung der Arbeitsverhältnisse in den Produktionsstätten der eigenen Zulieferer in Anspruch nehmen. «We are committed to ensuring compliance with our Code of Conduct and will complete audits of all final assembly suppliers of Mac and iPod products in 2006.»
Update: «Hon Hai spokesman Edmund Ding told Reuters in Taipei that the Apple statement gave "a very detailed explanation of the situation" and was "fair." He added that the company "has not violated any labor standards."»
Update_2: «But the report has been criticised by a leading international trade union organisation for not being independently verified. Janek Kuczkiewicz, director of human and trade union rights at the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU), said he was not impressed by the report.[...] "Apple interviewed just 100 people out of the estimated 30,000 iPod workers. "We do not know the conditions in which the interviews were held. We have serious reservations about the report."[...] Mr Kuczkiewicz said Apple had not asked workers what they preferred - a decent wage or minimum wage and overtime. "We believe it is the workers' role to monitor standards. That has not happened at the Apple plant in China. "We would like to remind Apple there are other labour standards - freedom from discrimination, freedom of association and freedom to bargain collectively."» BBC News.

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