Earlier this week, Apple announced that it had requested that the Fair Labor Association inspect its suppliers’ factories in Asia. The move followed heightened criticism over how these manufacturing plants were treating the people that were assembling products from numerous big-name companies, including Apple. However, despite reports of worker mistreatment, it seems the staff at Foxconn enjoy above average working conditions. At least, that’s what the Fair Labor Association says.
Though the agency will not be releasing full details of its inspections until sometime next month, the FLA has said that the conditions at the factories are better than those at garment factories or other facilities in China. Reuters cites FLA President Auret van Heerden as saying the conditions at Foxconn are “way, way above average.” The head of the Fair Labor Association goes on to suggest that ‘the problems’ at Foxconn can probably be attributed to boredom and monotony rather than a high-pressure work environment.