Chinese students forced to 'intern' at iPhone factory
University students are being required to work for Foxconn ahead of the new iPhone launch, according to the Shanghai Daily.
Students from a university in Huai'an, Jiangsu Province, allegedly have been forced to do assembly work at a Foxconn plant under the guise of internships, according to the Shanghai Daily.
The newspaper reports that 200 students were driven to a factory run by Foxconn after the company experienced a labor shortage ahead of Apple's anticipated new iPhone, which is likely to be revealed at a September 12 press event.
Citing a student from the Huai'an Institute of Technology under the online alias MengniuIQ84, the publication writes that after working on production lines, each student was paid 1,550 yuan ($243) per month for a six-day week, 12 hours a day. However, each worker also had to pay "hundreds of yuan for food and accommodation."