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China: iPod Sweatshops


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In the south of China, Apple Macintosh sub-contracts Chinese companies; Asus and Foxconn to make its popular Ipod products. Workers pay and conditions are very questionable. In relation to Ipod's western market prices the workers do not receive fair salaries and conditions. 1000 word article available


 

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One of the numerous dorms that the workers are placed in. Up to eight to a room and with very basic amenities.

Longhua, China - 00/11/2006

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One of the numerous dorms that the workers are placed in. Up to eight to a room and with very basic amenities.

Longhua, China - 00/11/2006

Oral authorisation from all subjects in the image has been given

 

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50% of new workers quit after one days work due to the terrible conditions. In the background, the dorm rooms are kept under 24 hour camera survielence.

Suzhou, China - 00/11/2006

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New workers wait to be accepted for work. 50% of new workers quit after one days work due to the terrible conditions. In the background, the dorm rooms are kept under 24 hour camera survielence.

Suzhou, China - 00/11/2006

Oral authorisation from all subjects in the image has been given

 

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Workers are put through discipline classes where they are told to stand for long periods of time and other unappropriate tasks, in order to strengthen their stamina for work.

Longhua, China - 00/11/2006

Oral authorisation from all subjects in the image has been given

 

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Workers are put through discipline classes where they are told to stand for long periods of time and other unappropriate tasks, in order to strengthen their stamina for work.

Longhua, China - 11/11/2006

Oral authorisation from all subjects in the image has been given

 

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One of the numerous dorms that the workers are placed in. Up to eight to a room and with very basic amenities.

Longhua, China - 00/11/2006

Oral authorisation from all subjects in the image has been given

 

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E5 was the space where the Ipods were made. We could not get access.

Longhua, China - 00/11/2006

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A worker shows us his ID badge and tells us how terrible the conditions are inside the factory.

Suzhou, China - 00/11/2006

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Workers line up for the first days pay. 50% of new workers quit after one days work due to the terrible conditions.

Suzhou, China - 00/11/2006

Oral authorisation from all subjects in the image has been given

 

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Workers line up for the first days pay. 50% of new workers quit after one days work due to the terrible conditions.

Suzhou, China - 00/11/2006

Oral authorisation from all subjects in the image has been given

 

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New workers wait to be accepted for work. 50% of new workers quit after one days work due to the terrible conditions.

Suzhou, China - 00/11/2006

Oral authorisation from all subjects in the image has been given

 

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Workers line up for the first days pay. 50% of new workers quit after one days work due to the terrible conditions.

Suzhou, China - 00/11/2006

Oral authorisation from all subjects in the image has been given

 

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Security is tight at the factory. We attemted to enter on many occasions, with no success.

Longhua, China - 00/11/2006

Oral authorisation from all subjects in the image has been given

 

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A panaroma view of the Foxxcom factory in Longhua.

Longhua, China - 00/11/2006

Oral authorisation from all subjects in the image has been given



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