Apple supplier accused of withholding wages in China
Labour rights group claims to find violations of law and company’s pledges about working conditions
A customer walks up a staircase at an Apple shop in Hong Kong. A supplier of Apple products in China, Pegatron, has been accused of labour law violation. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg
Apple said in a statement it was “committed to providing safe and fair working conditions” and would investigate the claims.
Pegatron, in a separate statement, also promised to investigate.
Apple said an investigator for the company confirmed one accusation by China Labour Watch — that Pegatron was holding the identity cards of some workers — and ordered the company to stop.