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10. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 31, 2012, 18:02 Jay
 
Quboid wrote on Jan 31, 2012, 15:10:
Apple seems to be the only people who get any heat. Don't Foxconn make stuff for loads of Western companies? I've only ever heard of Apple in connection to their worker policies. As WarpCrow says, if you're going to boycott Apple, there's many others and I doubt Foxconn are unique in their policies either.

I agree that it seems a bit unfair that Apple is the only one that's getting any flak for working conditions in China... However at the same time Apple has almost 100 billion dollars in cash sitting in the bank. Other tech companies aren't doing so well and don't have the luxury.

If anyone can improve the working conditions, Apple can. They have enough money to buy a small country - let alone a factory with reasonable work hours and benefits. As the market leader and company that claims to "think different" and bring about positive social changes (recycling programs, less toxic materials, digital textbooks etc) they should be setting an example for other tech companies to follow.
 
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