Ailan Evans, DCNF
Apple placed a Foxconn iPhone factory near Chennai, India, on probation following an investigation into the facility’s substandard living and working conditions, which included crowded barracks and food infested with worms, multiple sources reported.
Apple decided to close the plant after an incident in which tainted food caused 250 workers to become ill, according to Reuters. Roughly 2,000 of the workers, all of whom were women, staged a protest following the incident.
The company launched an investigation into the iPhone facility’s living and working conditions following the protests and placed the factory on probation until it could meet company standards.
“Following recent concerns about food safety and accommodation conditions at Foxconn Sriperumbudur, we dispatched independent auditors,” an Apple spokesperson told Bloomberg. “We found that some of the remote dormitory accommodations and dining rooms being used for employees do not meet our requirements and we are working with the supplier to ensure a comprehensive set of corrective actions are rapidly implemented.”
Living arrangements at the facility’s dormitories consisted of crowded sleeping quarters, with workers forced to sleep on the floor and many facilities lacking running water, Reuters reported. The workers’ food was reportedly unsafe to eat on occasion, and at times, the facility was crawling with worms.
“People living in the hostels always had some illness or the other — skin allergies, chest pain, food poisoning,” one former worker, 21, told Reuters.
Indian food safety inspectors visited the dormitories and found rat infestations along with poor drainage, prompting them to close the facility’s kitchen, Reuters reported.
Foxconn told Bloomberg it was restructuring its local management team and would work to improve living conditions at the facility following Apple’s decision.
For licensing opportunities of our original content, please contact [email protected]
DONATE TO BIZPAC REVIEW
Please help us! If you are fed up with letting radical big tech execs, phony fact-checkers, tyrannical liberals and a lying mainstream media have unprecedented power over your news please consider making a donation to BPR to help us fight them. Now is the time. Truth has never been more critical!
- ‘Let them eat Whole Foods’: The appalling elitism of Dollar Store bans - June 28, 2022
- How government wrecked the gas can - June 28, 2022
- ‘Unconstitutional scheme’: Court strikes down NYC law allowing noncitizens to vote - June 28, 2022
We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon below and to the right of that comment. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.