News Summary: Apple supplier accused of abuses

News Summary: Group accuses Apple supplier in China of violating labor law

Associated Press

ABUSES ALLEGED: A labor rights group Monday accused a Chinese company that makes iPhones for Apple Inc. of abuses.

LONG HOURS: China Labor Watch said it found violations of the law and of Apple's pledges about working conditions at factories operated by Pegatron Corp., a Taiwanese company. It said the majority of Pegatron production employees worked 66 to 69 hours a week, far above China's legal limit of 49 hours. It said pregnant women sometimes were required to work 11-hour days.

INVESTIGATION VOWED: Apple said in a statement it was "committed to providing safe and fair working conditions" and would investigate the claims about Pegatron. The Taiwanese company's chief executive also promised to investigate.

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