Foxconn admits labour violation at China factory

BBC News reports on the latest in a long line of labour violations at Foxconn:

Foxconn, the world’s biggest contract electronics maker, has admitted student interns worked shifts at a factory in China that were in violation of its company policies.

The firm, which makes products for some the world’s biggest brands, has been under scrutiny for labour practices.

[…] Foxconn, while not a household name in itself for many consumers, is used by most of the big technology giants around the world, including Apple, Sony, Microsoft, HP, and Nokia.

The news story underscores the need for serious action to be taken to prevent this sort of exploitation from happening.

Also, kudos to BBC News for correctly identifying all of the companies that use Foxconn, not just Apple. It’s almost as though other media outlets deliberately do that just to grab page views…