COMM331 Part B.docx - Assessment 2 Part B What\u2019s happening in a working environment nowadays In this article it is about human rights labor standards

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Assessment 2 Part B What’s happening in a working environment nowadays? In this article, it is about human rights, labor standards and working environment. Forced labor is a very common things in the industry because the lack of manpower. The Amazon supplier, Foxconn factory, who produces Amazon devices including the Echo, Echo Dot and Kindle, recruited a bunch of schoolchildren to work exhausting and illegal hours in the industry. The children are required to work overtime and are paid less than what they deserved to produce the smart-speaker devices to meet the production targets. According to the article, the teachers of the schoolchildren are paid by the factory and also asked to persuade the students to accept overtime work periods. Students are forced to endure this as it would affect their graduation and scholarship applications if they did not do so. The main reason the company do so is because the lack of regular workers during the peak production periods. Besides, it is cheaper to hire schoolchildren than the regular workers and regular workers are difficult to hire. This
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