Pegatron Says It Hasn’t Been Informed of Labor Inspections
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Pegatron’s Shanghai factory was told about the coming inspection within the last two days and hasn’t been given a schedule for the visit, Charles Lin, chief financial officer of the Taipei-based company, said by telephone today. Earlier, Lin had said the company wasn’t informed about the inspections.
Apple said the Washington-based Fair Labor Association began checks of working conditions at supplier Foxconn Technology Group yesterday, about a month after the iPhone maker became the first technology company to join the association. Audits at Pegatron and Quanta Computer Inc. (2382) are scheduled to start this spring, Cupertino, California-based Apple said in a statement.
The labor association’s members include Nike Inc. and Nestle SA.
Carol Hsu, a spokeswoman for Taoyuan, Taiwan-based Quanta, a maker of iPods and notebooks for Apple, declined to comment.
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