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Electronics Production | June 15, 2011

Foxconn Slovakia inspected for labour rights violations

Foxconn in Slovakia has been inspected after complains that management violated labour rights.
Foxconn - operating a manufacturing facility in Nitra (Slovakia) - is said to violate several labour rights. The Labour Inspectorate has found several areas where the EMS-giant is not complying with local labour laws:

- with temporary shutdown of production, wages are not paid
- irregular working hours
- changes to shift schedules without consultations

The Labour Inspectorate found - arguing in favour of the trade unions - that the temporary shutdown is part of the agreement. Thus, workers have the right to 60% of their regular wages. Foxconn has rejected the finding. Helena Windischová, spokesperson for Foxconn Slovakia, is cited in several regional newspapers in saying that 'Foxconn Slovakia has always respected and respects the laws of Slovakia'.

Foxconn had acquired the the Nitra facility from Sony in 2010 and currently employs around 3'000 staff there.

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