Where's all the Android fanboys now then? Awww, did you really think it was an Apple problem? this is a Chinese problem, it's just normal there.
Samsung Electronics has said it is now taking “corrective actions” after a month-long audit it set up identified several instances of suppliers breaking local Chinese labour laws, although not-for-profit groups remain sceptical about the prospect of widespread and lasting change. The investigation, which was instituted after …
Tuesday 27th November 2012 08:12 GMT Anonymous Coward
The children get the day off when auditors come around. If this happens in Samsung owned plants too then that makes the worse than apple. They are the Stalin to apple's hitler and that's before you factor in they use and OS created by an advertising company whose sole purpose is to take your personal data.
Tuesday 27th November 2012 15:20 GMT Anonymous Coward
As far as Rotten Apple is concerned...
...they use these slave labor camps, i.e. Foxconn, to allow Tim Cook to receive $700 million in annual compensation while the slaves are beat if they don't produce Apple products fast enough. Why there is not a worldwide outcry over this inhuman treatment and use of child labor, is beyond me. I guess many people just can't stand the thought of this despicable behavior so they tune it out and pretend it doesn't really exist.
Tuesday 27th November 2012 21:12 GMT Anonymous Coward
Re: As far as Rotten Samsung is concerned...
Compared to Samsung's Lee Kun-hee who's net worth taken in amounts to $7.4 billion in US dollars. Put the crack pipe down son, the company that can do no wrong has you by the scrotum hook line and sinker. We all know Samsung's Korean senior executive leaders fart sweet smelling rainbows and multi-hued shimmering android unicorns burst forth from their loins.
Get over yourself sunshine.
Tuesday 27th November 2012 16:11 GMT Mike Moyle
"...Samsung said it will 'eliminate hours beyond legal limits by the end of 2014'."
It really takes TWO YEARS for the guy who's PAYING THE BILLS to tell a supplier "Cut the shit!" and have it stick?
Or --just maybe -- is this just because, if they stopped the mandatory excess overtime they wouldn't have enough product to sell fast enough to keep the front office in annual bonuses? "Hell, what's two more years of screwing the workers over if it helps the bottom line...? Besides -- they're Chinese; they should be USED to it by now!"
Wednesday 28th November 2012 13:54 GMT I. Aproveofitspendingonspecificprojects
If you don't like slave labour...
Don't buy slave products.
All the super size companies in the world get their labour and materials from China because China stinks.
So stop buying Chinese goods and make the world a better place.
Can't be done and won't be done. Not until wages rise there and botom out here.
And maybe not then, philanthropists don't get jobs as bean counters and certainly not at Microsoft, Apple or Samsung.