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  • isvarahparamahkrsnah

    isvarahparamahkrsnah 5:18 am on December 29, 2020 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , IMac, india, , iPhone, Macbook, , ,   

    Investigating Apple’s iPhone Manufacturing Plant In India 

    Here’s another article I’d bookmarked from HN.

    I’m going to start quoting because I don’t want to waste my time typing.

    “While an engineering graduate was promised Rs 21,000 per month, his/her salary had reduced to Rs 16,000 and, subsequently, to Rs 12,000 in the recent months. Non-engineering graduates’ monthly salary had reduced to Rs 8,000. The salary amount being credited to our accounts have been reducing and it was frustrating to see this,” an employee alleged.

    Aha!
    So iPhones are expensive, yet they still can’t pay their workers minimum wages.
    Is this how Apple increases it’s annual revenue?

    But wait! There’s more!

    On Friday night, the employees started discussing about their salaries on their floors and some alleged that they had received only low as as Rs 500 in their bank accounts. The anger turned into violence by the time the shift ended, the employee added.

    LOL
    Can you believe this?
    ‘Cause I can’t.
    Imagine paying a worker 6 bucks at the end of the month – for working 10 hours. Or how many hours is it? Let’s find out!

    More serious was the move to increase working hours from eight hours to 12 hours on a continuous basis without informing the department and without seeking the necessary exemptions under the Factories Act for overtime work. It also found that there was no assessment of the repercussions of moving from eight-hour shifts to 12-hour shifts. The company was found not to have followed statutory compliance pertaining to the requisite number of safety officers, welfare officers, and medical officers as stipulated by the Factories Act.

    So they earned $6 for working 12 hour shifts the entire month.

    Here’s another quote:

    While each shift had two 30 minute-long breaks for meal times and two 15 minute-long tea breaks, employees took time to travel to and from the facility, which meant that they were out for about 15 hours everyday. “Some people had to travel from places as far as Chintamani, Mulbagal and Kolar Gold Fields, so it took them even longer. Employees had no life outside of work and would end up sleeping on their weekly offs. When we joined, we were not told about the 12-hour shift,” Abhishek says.

    And another:

    “I know my friends received only ₹300 and ₹600 as salaries for the full month of November. Overtime in October and November did not reflect in the salaries of many people. These people’s families depend on their salaries,” says Nithin, a B.Com graduate employed in the FATP department. As an incentive, the company had introduced a monthly attendance bonus of ₹1,000 for those who did not take any leave.

    That’s 4 bucks working 12 hour shifts with no leaves in a month.

    What can I say?
    India and Apple, the gifts that keep on giving!

    Now is this corporate wageslavery or what?
    Yes it is!
    Yay!
    Capitalism at it’s finest!
    Yay education!
    Yay jobs!
    I can’t wait to move to this place – where is it? Narasapura, 70 km from Bengaluru.
    I’m going to book a flight to Bengaluru and then ride a donkey to Narasapura!
    Apple, are you ready for your newest capitalist corporate wageslave?

     
  • isvarahparamahkrsnah

    isvarahparamahkrsnah 4:38 am on December 29, 2020 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , , , india, ,   

    No Free Speech In India 

    I’d bookmarked one article on HN that sparked my interest a few weeks ago.

    Indian newspaper reporter burned alive after exposing corruption.
    Let me see – where was this? A village in India’s Uttar Pradesh – Balrampur, 160km from Lucknow.

    Why? Because he covered alleged local corruption and after telling the local authorities he was being threatened.

    “This is the price for reporting the truth,” 37 year old Rakesh Singh Nirbhik, said on his death bed.
    His friend Pintu Sahu was also burned alive.

    The attackers included the son of the village chief, Sushila Devi, who was running for reelection.

    And that’s just one of the dozens of similar cases this year.
    More information on Reporters Without Borders.

    I don’t even wish to go into the deep dark hole of journalists being assassinated in India for exposing government officials for engaging in criminal activity.
    But that’s the state of India in 2020 – don’t talk about the authorities dirty crimes or you might be burned alive or shot dead or chained to a motorcycle and dragged to death.

    See why I’ve doubted India’s Covid-19 stats all along?
    You can’t trust these folks.

     
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