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Hundreds of schoolchildren in China have been working illegally long hours at Foxconn factories to meet production targets on Amazon devices (Kindle, Echo, Echo Dot). The factory turned to schoolchildren after struggling to recruit permanent staff. https://t.co/2yfJ0gCotV— Julia Carrie Wong (@juliacarriew) August 8, 2019
You can make a million or two doing something you love. But you can only make a billion or two by fucking someone over. There should be global tax regulation to make it pointless to earn over a certain amount. If you want to see change, change that. https://t.co/gWq532w6b6— Katy Brand (@KatyFBrand) August 9, 2019
#CyberpunkisNow China Labor Watch (CLW) reveals 1581 schoolchildren 16 to 18 yrs old have been "drafted" by Hengyang Foxconn to make Amazon’s Alexa.— ΜΔDΞRΔS (@hackermaderas) August 9, 2019
Teachers are paid to coerce student "interns" (sometimes through assault) to do overtime/night shifts.https://t.co/7AP4Aw6vwr pic.twitter.com/ydcQyoSqMQ
Amazon's at it again - this time making kids work overnight to produce Alexa devices.— 💚Alexandra Phillips MEP (@alexforeurope) August 9, 2019
.@MollyMEP has been ensuring tax firms pay their taxes but we need to act against their human rights violations - which I'll be raising in the employment committee.https://t.co/EUfmTn6ZT7
“I tried telling the manager of my line that I didn’t want to work overtime. But the manager notified my teacher & the teacher said if I didn’t work overtime, I could not intern at Foxconn and that would affect my graduation & scholarship applications”. https://t.co/TJApvBupvr— Payal Arora (@3Lmantra) August 9, 2019
🗣️ 📢 Alexa are you shitting me?— 🥍 DREW . 🇺🇸 #RyanWatts2020 #EqualityAct 🏳️🌈 (@Drew_Yall) August 9, 2019
Kids are categorized as "interns" and sometimes forced to take extra shifts.
Chinese factories are allowed to employ students 16 & older, but these schoolchildren are not allowed to work nights or overtime. They do. https://t.co/SJJHridjta
'Alexa, who made you?'— Max Wakefield (@wakmax) August 9, 2019
'A school age child, many thousands of miles away, forced into working overnight to boost corporate profits'
Let's be clear - companies like @amazon know exactly how Foxconn operates. Just don't buy stuff from them. Simple. https://t.co/qYtzw3LUFk
More Foxconn Exploitation and Lawbreaking >> Hundreds of Chinese schoolchildren have been drafted in to manufacture Amazon’s Alexa devices in China as part of a controversial & often illegal attempt to meet production targets. https://t.co/HU7A6Psz2J— Steven Greenhouse (@greenhousenyt) August 9, 2019
"Alexa— Doing Things Differently (@dtdchange) August 9, 2019
How many hours overtime was the schoolchild who assembled you forced to work?"https://t.co/u63HTfV2O7 #amazon #humanrights #Bezos #Alexa #consumption #capitalism
Schoolchild “interns” have little choice but to work, and extra hours too pic.twitter.com/X0mQMHcwIv
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Schoolchildren in China have been working “gruelling and illegal hours” to produce Amazon Alexa devices. Their basic salary is £1.18 an hour from supplier Foxconn. https://t.co/Lhj87FD00j— The Socialist Party (@OfficialSPGB) August 9, 2019
In other news, Amazon boss Jeff Bezos is still the richest man in the world with $111.2bn.
Foxconn stood to save more than £300,000 ($380,000) by filling staff vacancies with schoolchildren to make Amazon’s Alexa devices in China.— Gethin Chamberlain (@newsandpics) August 9, 2019
And they would've gotten away with it too if it weren't for getting those pesky kids to work overtime...https://t.co/A20TaqUH7M
Hey @JeffBezos— Gethin Chamberlain (@newsandpics) August 9, 2019
Your Foxconn supplier hired Chinese school kids to make your Alexa stuff.
Seems they couldn’t afford to hire adults because you don’t pay them enough.
Those children should be in school.
Make amends. Give the tainted stock away to schools.https://t.co/A20TaqUH7M
“I tried telling the manager of my line that I didn’t want to work overtime. But the manager notified my teacher and the teacher said if I didn’t work overtime...[it] would affect my graduation and scholarship...” #EndCorporateRule https://t.co/0XiJY6uB6y— Move To Amend (@MoveToAmend) August 9, 2019
Not sure it's a shock that child labour is being used to make mass surveillance devices on behalf of megacorps that pay no tax, fueling excessive material consumption that is a major cause of climate change, contributing to piles of future toxic ewaste.https://t.co/8XLCLm9Knk— Amber Griffiths (@AmberFirefly) August 9, 2019
How did Amazon’s auditors fail to spot hundreds of schoolchildren making its Alexa devices in China?— Gethin Chamberlain (@newsandpics) August 9, 2019
Foxconn was openly using the teenagers to cover staff shortages to meet Amazon’s production targets.
My story for The Guardian.#humanrights https://t.co/A20TaqUH7M
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