A number of employers have been accused in China for deploying students as their intern in order to save money.
Yes, Employment rights activists have found that many reputed companies are using young students for their operations as they serve as a cheap source of labor to them. Adult workers ask for high remunerations and therefore attracting them becomes quite difficult for the employers.
Taiwan's Foxconn, which is known as the world's largest contract electronics maker is one of such companies. Recently, 14 year student interns have been found working for the Chinese factory.
After investigating the matter, the activists found that for more than three weeks, these interns in age groups of 14 to 16 had worked in the campus. This is something not only against the China's labor law but is also against the policy of Foxconn.
Therefore the company has been asked to provide entire details about its intern program.
In response Foxconn said that after noticing a number of young interns working legally in one of the factories in Yantai, in the north-eastern Shandong province it adopted the idea of student interns. Foxconn mentioned that all of them were under the legal working age of 16 but did not disclose the exact number of students that were underage.
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