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Apple faces protests over foreign work conditions


Top tech firm Apple is facing renewed protests over working conditions at the firm’s outsourcing factories.

A handful of demonstrators used Apple’s shareholders meeting at its California headquarters to call for its partners to treat their workers better.

“We’re here because we can’t stand the conditions that iPhones are built under,” said protester Heide Pearlmutter.

Another demonstrator, Mary Williams, added: “It’s my responsibility to make sure the company that I support also supports good labour practices.”

A recent series of worker suicides at China’s Foxconn, Apple’s biggest production firm, raised fears about conditions. In response, Foxconn released the results of labour-audits at its suppliers and allowed the media into its infamously closely guarded facilities.

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