Inspection examines ‘degrading’ conditions at iPhone repair Breda




The Social Affairs Inspectorate, formerly known as Labour, will study the working conditions at Pegatron in Breda. When the repairman of iPhones in the past few weeks, people would have fainted while employees would prevail. An atmosphere of fear

The research takes place Wednesday afternoon alike, says the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment at regional newspaper BN / De Stem. The study follows an earlier article in the newspaper about the working conditions in the establishment of the Asian company Pegatron in Breda, where workers repairing iPhones. According to trade union FNV, the circumstances ‘degrading’.

The workers complain includes the low oxygen and high temperature in the production hall. When a group of employees was a breath of air a Taiwanese manager of the company would have sent them back inside. There were eight people in recent weeks fainted while working as a result of the circumstances. According twice an ambulance had to go to the location of the business. during the past week Even people who do not have work or who complain are fired. Would

Pegatron, that last year the news came because of a report about poor working conditions in Chinese factories, has so far not responded to the allegations, but employment agency Manpower claimed a working air conditioner since Wednesday. That would be just in time; in the next few days in the Netherlands, according to the weather getting warmer. When the Social Affairs Inspectorate will have completed the investigation is unknown. It employs hundreds of people at Pegatron in Breda.

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