French journalist Jordan Pouille recently visited the Foxconn campus in Sehzhen and has captured and taped the poor working conditions and immoral practises that are being run at the plant.
Foxconn manufacturers electronics for companies like Apple, HP, Nokia, Sony and Palm. The company has been criticized after a string of workers committed suicide due to the companies exploitative nature, abusive practices, extremely poor working conditions and pathetic pay.
Pouille who spoke to the workers at the factory, described the conditions as being similar to a labor camp.
“At the production line, none of them could speak or even look at each other while trying to achieve the christmas production targets. They had to leave their mobile at the entry. However, their managers tried not to insult them, after all the bad publicity they got last spring when the 13 Foxconn suicides hit the headlines. A big improvement has been made after 30 glorious years of economic reforms: more workers are now allowed to sit down (depending on the good will of their managers) while working.”
Check out the video below for the first-hand account of the conditions at Foxconn.