Foxconn slammed by Chinese union for overworking staff

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The All China Federation of Trade Unions has criticised Foxconn Technology for overworking staff.

Guo Jun, director of the federation’s Legal Work Department, singled out Foxconn among Chinese private companies that make employees work for more than China’s legal 40-hour limit.

He also claimed that many companies do not allow workers to take adequate annual leave.

Guo blamed the lack of proper investigation and punishment of corporations that conduct labour violations, sarcastically commenting that other companies could learn how to increase their profits from Foxconn.

The Taiwanese electronics manufacturer, which supplies California tech giant Apple, has regularly been criticised in the media since 2010, when a spate of worker suicides increased media scrutiny of its controversial labour practices.

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