A recent BBC Panorama undercover report has brought to light the abysmal conditions for workers at another iPhone factory in China. Secret footage shows workers, some of whom reportedly put in over 60 hours of week on a regular basis, sleeping on the job. Managing staff members at the factory have also been documented breaking a number of rules, from taking workers’ ID cards without returning them, to essentially providing the answers to a health and safety exam on which the employee’s jobs depend.
The footage, filmed at an iPhone and iPad assembly factory outside of Shanghai called Pegatron, will no doubt be a new headache for Apple, which pledged to better protect workers following a tragic spate of suicides at Foxconn, a Shenzhen-based company that produces Apple products and Dell computers, from 2009 to 2010.
“Apple has been championing itself as a perfect enterprise, but it is all a facade,” one undercover worker said. “I don’t think they care about the workers at all.”
Watch the footage here: