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Poll: Would low-paid workers report put you off buying Apple products?

Independent investigation found “significant issues” with work conditions and pay at Apple supplier factories. Would it make you think twice about buying Apple goods?

Employees at a Foxconn factory in Shenzhen in 2010
Employees at a Foxconn factory in Shenzhen in 2010
Image: ChinaFotoPress/Photocome/PA Images

AN INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION into the conditions and pay of workers at factories which make Apple’s iPhones and iPads has thrown up some concerning results. The report says that 43 per cent of employees at the Foxconn factories in China have either seen or experienced a work accident while 64 per cent of workers said their wages do not cover their basic needs.

Foxconn has since committed to improving workers’ pay and safety issues but would the report put you off buying Apple-branded products?

Poll Results:

No (1014)
Yes, completely (623)
Yes, unless a new report found the issues had been resolved (579)
I don't know (152)

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