Apple Offended by Labour Claims
BBC revealed a report alleging that the workers in a Pegatron factory in China are getting treated horribly. The factory is where the iPhone 6 Plus is being put together. Well, needless to say, Apple isn’t happy about what has been written. Senior Vice President of Operation Jeff Williams have responded internally via an email.
The email was sent to about 5000 staff of the United Kingdom’s Apple branch. According to the email, the heads of the company are extremely offended by the allegations that the Cupertino company is treating any employee badly or would make customers think they were putting on a facade. Basically, everything in the BBC report is a lie according to Williams.
In the email, Williams goes on to counter some of the claims by BBC. According to the report, workers at factories are forced to work over the normal 60 hours per week. Williams vehemently refutes this saying that 90% of the employees fall below the hour limit. Although Williams previously stated that Apple is not going to look deeply into making factory conditions better, the tech giant is focusing on improving working situations at Indonesian tin mines under the company.
Apple has yet to release an official comment or response but in the email, the tech tycoon declares that it will be looking into every single nook and cranny of the claims being thrown at them by BBC’s report. Ending the email, Williams writes;
“We know there are a lot of issues out there, and our work is never done. We will not rest until every person in our supply chain is treated with the respect and dignity they deserve.”