Foxconn accused of forcing interns into building Sony PS4

Last Updated: Friday, October 11, 2013 - 18:09

London: Apple iPhone's main manufacturing plant in China, Foxconn has been reportedly accused of forcing students interning at the company into building Sony's latest Playstation 4 console.

Foxconn has been alleged to have made thousands of students from an IT engineering program in Taiwan work on the production line.

It has been further alleged that those students who refused to participate were threatened with deduction of six course credits, which would effectively mean that the students would not graduate.

The contract electronic maker has admitted that students had worked overtime and night shifts and that 'immediate action' on the issue, Daily Express reports.

The company further said that immediate actions have been taken to bring the campus into full compliance with their code and policies.

Meanwhile, Sony said that Foxconn had complied with their Code of Conduct which relates to labour conditions and work ethics, the report added.



First Published: Friday, October 11, 2013 - 18:09

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