Fair Labor Association to audit FoxConn – what is fair?

This article talks about how an independent 3rd party organization will audit the FoxConn factories In a statement, Apple CEO Tim Cook said:

“We believe that workers everywhere have the right to a safe and fair work environment, which is why we’ve asked the FLA to independently assess the performance of our largest suppliers,”

What is a big question that is often not asked is what would be considered a fair work environment? If the factories comply with Chinese law, is that fair? If the workers had wages and working standards like in the US or Europe, would that be fair? The real question is who gets to determine what are fair wages and working conditions. Shouldn’t it be the workers themselves?

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