In its latest report, the watchdog group claimed Pegatron had failed to create "effective grievance channels" so that workers could voice their concerns to management. A pregnant woman was also found logging overtime hours, a violation of Chinese labor laws, the group said.
Pegatron, however, said the company has spent the last two years establishing multiple channels so that workers can communicate their needs. "In addition, Pegatron helps create the educational programs including parenting seminars for pregnant workers, management courses, and accredited higher education classes," the company added.
Apple and its suppliers have for years now faced criticism for working conditions at iPhone and iPad factories in China. But the U.S. company has pledged to protect its workers and provide a fair working environment for them. Last year, Apple invited the Fair Labor Association, to conduct audits of select factories of its supplier Foxconn Technology Group.
In May, the Fair Labor Association said Foxconn was making progress to improve conditions at the factory, but that working hours at the facility still exceed Chinese legal limits.