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Our friends at SumOfUs are leading this global campaign to hold Apple's treatment of its workers to the same high standards Apple demands of its products.

Working conditions are terrible for the people who make, by hand, each and every gadget Apple sells. In extreme cases, people are literally dying while doing their jobs. Reporters have documented cases of deadly explosions at iPad factories, and instances of workers dying of exhaustion after working thirty-plus hour shifts.[1][2]

Australia's smartphone market is a tight competition between iPhone and Android - what Australians think about Apple matters. This Thursday, the world will be watching Apple and its top executives and shareholders at their AGM - and corporate campaigning organisation SumOfUs will present petition signatures gathered from all over the world demanding safe working conditions for Apple employees. It's now up to our Australian movement to keep the pressure on Apple and let them know Australians care about the lives of workers - wherever they are.

Sign the petition on the right and demand that the world's largest company makes its products without exploiting workers.

To stay in touch with how the campaign goes, check out SumOfUs.org.
SumOfUs is a movement of consumers, workers and shareholders speaking with one voice to counterbalance the growing power of large corporations. They seek to make the world a better place for ourselves, our children and all who share our planet.

SumOfUs stand for:
  • Governments that answer to citizens – not corporations;
  • Fair treatment of workers and the right of every human being to make a living, safely and ethically, for themselves and their family;
  • The right of ordinary consumers to products that are produced and marketed ethically, sustainably and transparently;
  • The right of communities to manage and protect their own environment and natural resources;
  • Business models that put people and the planet first instead of being driven by shortsighted greed.


  • For more information, please visit http://sumofus.org/about/
[1] 'Foxconn Worker Dies in the Bath After Working 60 Hours a Week', 30/06/2011, http://micgadget.com/13379/foxconn-worker-died-in-the-bath-after-working-60-hours-a-week/
[2] 'In China, Human Costs Are Built Into an iPad', 25/01/2012, http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/26/business/ieconomy-apples-ipad-and-the-human-costs-for-workers-in-china.html?pagewanted=all


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Dear Apple:

The quality of working conditions matters as much as the quality of your products. Make the iPhone 5 and your other products ethically.