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Electronics maker Foxconn plans 'labour union elections' in China factories

Source : ANI
Last Updated: Mon, Feb 04, 2013 05:40 hrs

Foxconn, tech giant Apple's main manufacturing plant in China, is preparing to conduct labour union elections in its factories for the first time, a report has said.

This would be the first such exercise at a large company in China, where labour unions have traditionally been controlled by management and local government.

The Taiwanese company said that the new election process would see a larger representation of junior employees and no management involvement, CNN reports.

According to the report, the move is part of Foxconn's attempts to tweak its manufacturing machine, which makes a large proportion of the world's gadgets such as iPhones, tablets and computers, in response to frequent worker protests, riots, strikes and soaring labour costs.

Since a wave of worker suicides at the firm's Chinese plants in 2009 and 2010, its treatment of its huge workforce has attracted widespread criticism and scrutiny.

Foxconn has become a focus for criticism of practices widespread in Chinese factories including illegal overtime, in human working conditions, low pay and the use of underage workers. (ANI)




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