Taoyuan to probe alleged forced terminations at Apple supplier

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/02/04
By: Wu Jui-chi and Evelyn Kao 

Taipei, Feb. 4 (CNA) Taoyuan’s Department of Labor will launch an investigation next week into allegations that Apple supplier Career Technology (嘉聯益) forced 200 full-time employees to sign voluntary resignation papers before the Lunar New Year.

Employees at Career Technology reported that operations at the company’s factory in Guanyin have been shut down for more than two weeks and that 200 employees were forced to sign a voluntary termination of employment form so that the company could avoid paying severance.

The city’s Labor Department said it received a report from the company saying it had laid off 36 and 23 workers, respectively, on Jan. 29 and Jan. 31.

Career Technology, which supplies flexible printed circuit-boards (FPCB) for iPhone antennas, said there had to be a misunderstanding, according to the department.

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