Apple supplier Pegatron charged with overworking employees
Workers at the Shanghai operation of Apple supplier Pegatron work more than the maximum 60 hours a week stipulated by the iPhone maker, simply because their wages require them to work more to make ends meet, a labor group said in a report.
The employees work more than 10 hours a day for 6 days a week, and over 83 percent of these workers clock monthly overtime hours in excess of 80 hours, according to China Labor Watch. In October last year, the average weekly working hours of over 70 percent of workers was above the limit set by Apple, it added.
The workers still earn a minimum wage and depend on overtime to make ends meet, said Li Qiang, CLW’s founder and executive director, in an email Wednesday.