Three former members of Apple’s supplier responsibility team say apple is suspected of violating labor laws in China. They were supported by a former senior Apple manager familiar with Apple’s China operations. The three members pointed out that Apple was aware of the irregularities of its suppliers, but did not take action because it was concerned that doing so might delay the release of the product. < p > < p > according to the information, a new law introduced in 2014 stipulates that the number of people employed on temporary contracts should not exceed 10%. This is because temporary workers are more unstable and often receive less benefits. < / P > < p > the law provides a two-year grace period for compliance, and apple has done a good job in investigating how many suppliers violated the law when the law came into force. In the same year, apple surveyed 362 factories of its suppliers in China and found that nearly half of the factories exceeded the quota of temporary workers. According to an apple internal report seen by the information, 80 factories employ more than half of the casual workers. Apple asked its suppliers to come up with plans to reduce the use of temporary workers by the March 2016 deadline, when the two-year grace period for the law will expire. < / P > < p > however, it is reported that by the time the law comes into force, little progress has been made by these suppliers. The former employee tables point to Apple’s decision to ignore the law rather than take action against suppliers who violate the law. < / P > < p > if this is true, this is obviously extremely embarrassing for apple, which claims to be responsible for the supply chain to ensure that working conditions are legal and reasonable. Some of these companies have failed. Last year, when the issue came to light again, apple admitted that Foxconn had violated the law at its large iPhone factory in Zhengzhou, which can employ up to 300000 workers. Apple said it required suppliers to comply with local laws and promised to eliminate those who did not. < / P > < p > something similar happened recently with ASUS, which was found to have violated Apple’s supplier code. Apple has been reported to have abandoned an iPhone camera supplier for using forced labor, and the company has lobbied to amend a mandatory labor law that would affect U.S. companies. < / P > < p > but the latest news points out that the fundamental problem lies in the way Apple keeps its products secret. To minimize the timing of the leak, the company wants to postpone production as close as possible to the launch date. Former employees said it made it almost impossible for suppliers to comply with the law – and apple was very clear about it. < / P > < p > internal data show that Apple executives know that its production strategy has led to an increase in demand for temporary workers. “In the process of launching our products, our business model of ‘surprise and joy’ only needs to invest a lot of labor in a very short period of time,” Apple said at an internal conference in 2015. We make it difficult for our suppliers to comply with this law, because 10% of the dispatch is simply not enough to cope with the surge in demand for our labor force during the peak period. ” [image] Google secretly tests 6GHz networks in 17 states of the United States