Chinese die for your Ipad


Last year I blogged about Foxconn.  They make Ipads for our consummation.  The workers in the Foxconn factory commit suicide.  They leap out of the buildings to kill themselves because of the way they are treated.  Foxconn’s response, wasn’t to make conditions better for the workers, it was to put nets up, probably so they don’t have to pay for the clean up.

A new report into conditions at Apple’s manufacturing partner, Foxconn, has found slave labour conditions remain, with staff complaining of being worked to tears, exposure to harmful disease, pay rates below those necessary to survive and military-style management that routinely humiliates workers.

Nothing’s changed in China.  And you know why?  Because we continue to demand low price gadgets at the expense of other people’s safety.  Because they’re so far away and we don’t know them it’s ok.  This kind of treatment would not be tolerated in Australia, and yet rather than boycott Ipads, or any other piece of technology, we buy, buy buy.  We continue to demand them and to satisfy the corporate greed, they continue to supply them at the great cost of human life.


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3 Responses to Chinese die for your Ipad

  1. Mikey Bear says:

    I wonder if they also die for my HTC phone? Any way to find out?