Re Apple article:
It's typical of life in many factories particularly in developing world. Oh and suicide nets are in most high rise buildings. Tough conditions but that is factory life.
If you own clothes particularly if bought from primary or next or even higher end brands they're from sweatshops too. If you buy anything made in china or India or Bangladesh the conditions will be similar.
- ben, London, uk, 27/1/2012 12:58
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... z1kgYCIhIL
Yes but that's because a tall building is quite likely to be used by someone wanting to jump and die, it is irrelevant. The fact that this is becoming so common in an enviroment where you'd never normaly expect it to happen is completely different and should cause great concern.
But obviously not if you love Apple. And are called Ben. And live in London...hang on, I think I might have dealt with one of his comments before, he really is a shitecube.
It is interesting -and disturbing- that even in this rag when appaling factory conditions are mentioned, most people manage to see how awful it is, and comment likewise.
Yet ever since simmilar claims have been made against Apple (over the past yaer or so I believe), I've noticed the number of comments that are fully against it are fewer in number - with a fairly even 50/50 split between "How awful, I hate Apple!" and "I love Apple, you lot are just as bad with your cheap clothes/phones e.c.t".
Is Apple so beloved of so many people, that even with claims like this hanging over them, some people still try to pretend it isn't happening? For goodness sake don't look at the red comments.
The story maybe horrid. But look at the economy. Lets compare Germany to the UK. Germany has the strongest economy in the EU. Why, Does it have a car industry. Yes. Does it have a Steel Industry, Yes. Does it still make TV, Hi Fi/ Electronic goods yes. Does it employ more blue collar workers than White. Yes. Does it have a worship of celebrity media. Like X factor etc. Paying millions for non jobs. No it does not. Now ask the same questions about the UK. No we let it all go. Along with the motorbike industry. The Coal industry. The car industry. We even sell off our power and supply and water industries.Asylum seeker acceptance rates fot 1990 to 1999. Germany about 9%. The Uk about 50% this 50% figured has soared since labour was in. There lies the tale.
- john, sussex, 27/1/2012 12:21
"Oh yes it's all very sad, but let's talk about something completely unrelated and have a go at Labour". Thanks for that.
We have in the UK killed off much of our industry with expensive health and safety, environmental legislation, employment law, and a multitude of other paperwork required from employers at their cost, so obviously now have to buy from overseas. And what a surprise, they may not meet the same stringent requirements! How many lives have we saved with H&S legislation, and has anyone compared this with the lives lost by our nationals for whom unemployment meant depression, and sometimes eventual death through misuse of alcohol, or even suicide. Has anyone done the sums?
- TomGreen, Wigan UK, 27/1/2012 1:17
Any excuse to have a bash at our health and safety laws - even implying that worse legislation, poorer conditions and more deaths are fine, provided the jobs are there.
I might be out of work right now, but I wouldn't trade decent conditions, pay and safety for everyone just to have a job myself.