Apple hits back at BBC report disclosing poor working conditions

Apple CEO Tim Cook not too happy with BBC report outlining poor working conditions in Chinese factory.

Published Sun, Dec 21 2014 2:50 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:11 PM CST

Apple executives have lashed out at the BBC Panorama report that revealed ongoing poor working conditions for employees at an Apple manufacturing facility in China. The report indicated employees were found to work up to 16 hours per shift, working many consecutive days, and living in harsh environments in their dormitories.

Apple hits back at BBC report disclosing poor working conditions | TweakTown.com

Apple CEO Tim Cook noted educational programs for workers in China, along with improving working conditions, in an open letter to Apple employees working in the UK.

"As you know, Apple is dedicated to the advancement of human rights and equality around the world. We are honest about the challenges we face and we work hard to make sure that people who make our products are treated with the dignity and respect they deserve."

This is a problem that won't go away anytime soon for Apple - as it has been accused along with other western tech companies working inside of China - of poor working conditions, inhumane treatment of employees, and other serious workplace problems.

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