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Apple suspends iPhone assembler Pegatron over labor violations in China

-Apple suspended future business with Pegatron, a key partner for assembling iPhones, saying the Taiwanese manufacturer violated its labor rules. -This isn’t the first time Apple has come under fire for the labor conditions in the factories that make up its supply chain in China. Apple said Monday it has suspended future business with Pegatron, a key partner for assembling products like iPhones and iPods, for violating its labor rules. “Several weeks ago, we discovered Pegatron — one of Apple’s suppliers in China — violated Apple’s Supplier Code of Conduct in its administration of a student work-study program,” an Apple spokesperson told CNBC. Apple said Pegatron misclassified student workers and falsified paperwork to help disguise violations of Apple’s code of conduct. Students were allowed to work nights and/or overtime and sometimes students worked on projects unrelated to their major, Apple told CNBC. Those students were ultimately compensated for their work and

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