Workers making Pixel phones and parts for Google products are overworked, underpaid and operating in unsafe conditions, an internal investigation by the tech giant has found.
It found 399 violations of its supplier code during 44 on-site inspections across eight countries last year.
In 20pc of these, workers were subjected to more than 60 hours a week or more than six consecutive days without rest. In 9pc, employees were not paid legal minimum wage or benefits according to the report, which was shared with investors.
A further 19pc were fire code violations, inadequate drills and fire alarm systems and another 10pc were cases where employees did not have – or were not using – the correct safety…