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Foxconn employees on the assembly line in Longhua, Shenzhen, China. The company reportedly employed students working overtime at its iPhone factory in Zhengzhou.
Apple supplier Foxconn has been illegally employing students to work overtime to help assemble the iPhone X, the Financial Times reported Tuesday.
Six high school students told the Financial Times they could usually work 11-hour shifts to help manufacture Apple’s flagship phone at a factory in Zhengzhou, China. The long hours breach Chinese laws regarding student interns.
The report said the six students interviewed were among a group of 3,000 students via Zhengzhou Urban Rail Transit School. The high schoolers said they had been sent to work at a local factory run by Taiwan-based supplier Hon Hai Precision Industry — better known as Foxconn — in September.
Foxconn along with also also Apple were not immediately available for comment when contacted Tuesday by CNBC. Apple along with also also Foxconn acknowledged to the FT of which they had discovered cases of student interns working overtime along with also also said they were taking remedial action. Both companies said the students were working voluntarily, according to the FT. The school declined to comment when contacted by the newspaper.
Read the full article at the Financial Times.