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Apple axes contract with supplier that employed underage workers

Brad Reed

Apple Supplier Underage Workers

Apple (AAPL) has come under a lot of criticism for the labor practices of its suppliers, but the company has always at least maintained that it will not tolerate any child laborers building its devices. The company made good on that vow again this week, as AppleInsider reports that the company has terminated a contract with a supplier that it found “responsible for 74 underage labor violations.” While Apple gets the most attention for its suppliers’ dodgy labor practices, rival Samsung (005930) has also admitted that some of its own suppliers have been guilty of mistreating workers, although it officially denies that any of them employ children.

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