Apparently, the investigation into working conditions at the FoxconniPad plant in China are still ongoing. However, the president of the FLA who is in charge of the investigation has already come out and said working conditions at the plant that builds the popular Apple iPad are better than conditions in many facilities elsewhere in China. That would seem to indicate that Apple is going be completely vindicated in all the allegations that have been swirling about poor labor conditions.
Obviously, that would be assuming the investigation doesn't dig up some sort of bombshell before it's finished. According to Auret van Heerden, president of the FLA, boredom and alienation could have contributed to the stress resulting in some of the worker suicides that rocked Foxconn last year.
Auret van Heerden said after initial visits to Foxconn facilities in China, "The facilities are first-class; the physical conditions are way, way above average of the norm."
"I was very surprised when I walked onto the floor at Foxconn, how tranquil it is compared with a garment factory," he said. "So the problems are not the intensity and burnout and pressure-cooker environment you have in a garment factory. . It's more a function of monotony, of boredom, of alienation perhaps."
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