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    iPad Factory Workers' Grievances Detailed In Report

    A team of five to seven inspectors from the FLA visited three different Foxconn factories -- two in Shenzhen, one in Chengdu -- and spent up to five days at each conducting hundreds of interviews with workers and managers in an attempt to understand what labor problems existed at the manufacturing facilities of China's largest employer.

    According to the FLA's 13 page report, the non-profit "observed at least 50 issues related to the FLA Code and Chinese labor law, including in the following areas: health and safety, worker integration and communication, and wages and working hours." (See the full report below.)

    Here's an overview of the violations and discontents the FLA uncovered at the Foxconn factories:

    Overtime pay policies can shortchange workers.
    From the FLA report:

    The assessors discovered that unscheduled overtime was only paid in 30-minute increments. This means, for example, that 29 minutes of overtime work results in no pay and 58 minutes results in only one unit of overtime pay.

    Workers are being paid on time and more than the legal minimums -- but workers say it's not enough "to cover their basic needs."

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