Foxconn investigates allegations of harsh conditions at Chinese factory

Foxconn said Sunday that it was investigating a plant that makes Amazon devices in China after the New York-based China Labor Watch issued a report detailing allegedly harsh working conditions at the plant. The watchdog group said employees at the Hengyang Foxconn plant in Hunan province are made to work excessive hours for low wages, and that they often have inadequate training. The report also said that plant supervisors rely excessively on temporary workers in violation of Chinese law. “If found to be true, immediate actions will be taken to bring the operations into compliance with our Code of Conduct,” Taiwan-based Foxconn said in a statement. Foxconn is one of the world’s largest contract manufacturers, employing more than a million people.

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