Qantas in spotlight over Chinese prison headphones

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    Australian flag-carrier Qantas is launching an investigation after a newspaper laid allegations the disposable headphones it gives to passengers are made by poorly treated Chinese prison inmates.
    The Australian Financial Review spoke to former inmates in a Chinese prison who stated prisoners were made to work long hours and were often beaten.
    The newspaper added inmates were paid only £0.85 a month.

    Emirates and British Airways also received the headphones, according the newspaper.
    In response to the allegations Qantas said it was “very concerned” and that it had suspended a supplier while it carried out an investigation.

    British Airways said in a statement to the BBC it was committed to ensuring the highest standards in its procurement process - and that only “credited factories” with “ethical codes of practice” were used to produce the headsets.

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