PS4 manufacturer FOXCONN caught forcing students to work unpaid factory jobs
Interns are the new slaves.
Foxconn, the world’s largest electronics manufacturing firm, is at the center of controversy once again after admitting to pushing student interns to work overtime in advance of the release of the upcoming Sony PlayStation 4 gaming console.
According to reports out of China, thousands of students from the Xi’an Institute of Technology were made to work assembly line jobs at Foxconn as a condition of obtaining a degree.
“Students have been told if they refuse to participate, they lose six course credits, which effectively means they will not be able to graduate” reads one report. “[S]tudents say that their working hours are exactly the same as regular workers — the only difference is that unlike the workers, the students aren’t being paid.”
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