After a rash of suicides by workers last year, Apple product factory Foxconn in Chengdu, China has allegedly begun requiring workers to sign pledges promising not to commit suicide.

A Center for Research on Multinational Corporations and Students & Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior (SACOM) report shows that conditions at the facility are extremely poor, even after making changes to prevent employees from killing themselves. Over a 16-month period beginning last year, more than a dozen workers killed themselves.

The two groups interviewed workers who told them they are regularly overworked and are given inadequate breaks to eat. The report states that workers work 174 regular hours each month, plus overtime. China's labor laws limit overtime to 36 hours a month, but these workers are working 50 to 100 hours in overtime monthly.

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