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Apple interns overworked at Chinese manufacturer: Report

October 29, 2018

Apple is looking into accusations that one of its China-based suppliers employed high school interns to produce Apple Watches, CNN reported Monday.

Students and Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior, a labor rights group in Hong Kong, recently released a report alleging that students as young as 16 were illegally used by Quanta Chongqing to make the watches. The report claims it is “very common” for interns to put in 12-hour shifts, including night shifts, and none of the programs have anything to do with their education.

According to CNN, Apple released a statement Monday explaining that they were investigating the allegations, but did not see evidence of interns working on products during any of the supplier’s three audits.

Apple came under fire nearly a year ago when reports surfaced that interns were being overworked while employed at Foxconn, another Chinese manufacturer.

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