View Full Version : "Foxconn is not a sweatshop" declares steve jobs

06-02-2010, 07:54 AM
Apple boss Steve Jobs has defended conditions at a Taiwanese electronics firm that produces the firm's popular iPhone, following a spate of suicides.

"Foxconn is not a sweatshop," he told a conference in the US.

An eleventh worker recently died at another factory in northern China.

In total, there have been 13 suicides and suicide attempts at Foxconn factories this year.

"We're all over this," said Mr Jobs at the All Things Digital conference in California.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/10212604.stm (bbc story)

oh well thats ok then because steve jobs has said so.

The deaths have shone a spotlight on working conditions at the factory, where workers - often from rural China - work up to 12 hours a day, six days a week.

But Mr Jobs defended the conditions.

"You go in this place and it's a factory but, my gosh, they've got restaurants and movie theatres and hospitals and swimming pools. For a factory, it's pretty nice," he said.

other sources...

http://www.citizen.co.za/index/Article.aspx?pDesc=1,1,22&Type=top&File=newsmlmmd.9cd331d0d309ad11da841c0994154561.1f 1.xml

06-02-2010, 08:04 AM
the guardian link is very good as it also covers a few other things

1) american department of justice is investigating apple for unfairly dominitaing the digital music market

2) apple vs adobe

3) launch of i-phone 4 expected next monday

4) jobs confusing loss and attempts to return property as theft and handling stolen goods.