Enlarge / A Foxconn facility. (credit: Ken Marshall / Flickr)

Apple and Foxconn violated a Chinese labor rule by using too many temporary staff at a major factory that makes iPhones. As reported by Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, the two companies confirmed the allegation.
Chinese labor law allows facilities like Foxconn’s Zhengzhou plant to operate with no more than 10% of the staff being temporary workers in August 2019, according to non-profit watchdog China Labor Watch, which released the initial report to which Apple and Foxconn responded.
According to that report, 50% of the workforce were temporary staff. However, many were students who have now returned to school, bringing the number down to 30%.

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