Foxteq, Foxconn sister company, accused of worker exploitation

By on November 10, 2010 at 6:02 PM.

Foxteq, Foxconn sister company, accused of worker exploitation

Foxconn finds itself in more hot water Wednesday as new reports emerge concerning working conditions at a factory operated by sister company Foxteq. Workers at the packing plant, located in Rydalmere, Australia, have come forward with allegations of exploitation and poor working conditions. Some went as far as to describe conditions at the plant as “depression-era,” with employees required to work long hours and no guarantee that they would be asked to return the next day. Foxteq performs packing services for HP, IBM and other large companies, and is currently being investigated by several of its clients as a result of the accusations. Sister company Foxconn, which manufactures electronics for giants like Apple and HP, fell under the microscope earlier this year when a string of employee suicides took place on the company’s campus. The suicides were blamed on poor working conditions and low wages. More →

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Fire at RIM warehouse? [Updated]

By on November 4, 2010 at 9:15 AM.

Fire at RIM warehouse? [Updated]

We’ve just received a tip about a small fire that occurred at a RIM warehouse. Details about the safety of those working in the warehouse and what was stored in the warehouse were not disclosed. We’ve reached out to Research In Motion and will update this post with any response. More →

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AT&T HTC Pure getting reallocated due to slow sales?

By on February 22, 2010 at 11:29 AM.

AT&T HTC Pure getting reallocated due to slow sales?

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We just received a heads up that the above document is being circulated within AT&T locations, and in short, it seems as if the HTC Pure isn’t selling so well. We have been told that the reallocation of stock from corporate store locations to the Device Management group definitely means something is up, though without any quality-related issues with the return, we can only assume it’s due to the unit’s less-than-stellar sales performance. One of our other AT&T connects confirmed this has to do with the device not selling very well, and that AT&T would rather not have the product just sitting in the stores when they could replace it with other products that are apparently worth the shelf space. Our source went on to say that they have been instructed to “keep one or two units and send the rest to the warehouse.”

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