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Apple is taking a strong stance against factory workers being forced to pay for the privilege of getting a job. In the iPhone and iPad maker's latest Supplier Responsibility Progress report, the company says employees working in factories that make its products cannot be forced into bonded labor or paying recruitment fees.
The tech company – already the most valuable on the stock market – reported profits of $18bn (£11.9bn) for the third quarter of the fiscal year,
originally posted by: paraphi
The most recent report on Apple's earnings makes the eyes water ($18bn last quarter - c. $34K per minute). With profits like that they need to bring some jobs back to the US and kick-start some significant local production? They would still be profitable. Admittedly Apple won't be able to treat the US workers like the Chinese, but it would be a bold decision. Alternatively, with such colossal profits, Apple should be able to act more assertively to stamp out the shocking abuses still going on - but noooo, it takes years for them to act. If they are only just getting around to bonded labour, it'll be another age before they seriously act on other matters!
originally posted by: infinityorder
Anyone who buys anything made by apple, is a terrible person.