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Apple supplier Biel Crystal violates workers rights: HK activists

Biel Crystal Manufactory Ltd, a Hong-Kong based company that makes screens for Apple Inc, is violating workers' rights at its Chinese factories, a Hong Kong rights group alleged in a report.

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Foxconn says needs more time to further cut workers' overtime

Labour monitors appointed by Apple Inc said cutting workers' hours by a July 1 target would be a challenge.

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New apps let workers rate each other — with positive questions

Wondering how well things are going on the job and what your co-workers think? New apps remove the guessing game by allowing colleagues to anonymously rate each other.

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Workers at Apple supplier Catcher describe harsh conditions

At a Catcher Technology Co manufacturing complex in the Chinese industrial city of Suqian, about six hours’ drive from Shanghai, workers stand for up to 10 hours a day in hot workshops slicing and blasting iPhone casings for Apple Inc, handling noxious chemicals sometimes without proper gloves or masks.

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Press 1 for child labour: Garment workers use cellphones to report abuses

Textile workers from Bangladesh to Turkey are using cellphones to report child labour, delayed wages and trafficking – a trend rights groups say shows the promise of technology in tackling abuses in the garment industry.

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Amazon workers in Minnesota plan six-hour strike during Prime Day event

A worker advocacy group said 100 Amazon warehouse workers in Shakopee, Minnesota, plan to strike for six hours on the e-commerce giant’s Prime Day next week, in an effort to demand better work conditions.

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Ford, Ekso team up for 'bionic' auto workers

Robots have replaced many US manufacturing workers, but new mechanical exoskeletons being tested by Ford Motor Co may help factory workers to function like bionic people.

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Amazon's German workers strike as Christmas orders peak

Hundreds of Amazon.com Inc workers in Germany went on strike on Monday, just as pre-Christmas sales were set to peak, in a dispute over pay and conditions that has raged for months.

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In Samsung's town in Vietnam, workers confident of riding out Note 7 storm

As Samsung Electronics struggles to salvage its reputation after the safety problems that have beset its flagship Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, the South Korean company can at least bank on an army of Vietnamese workers for support.

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Tech factory workers strike in China over mooncakes, benefits

About 16,000 workers at two subsidiaries of Taiwanese touch-screen maker Wintek Corp went on strike over holiday benefits this week in southern China in one of the biggest work stoppages this year, the Xinhua news agency reported.