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While Apple's (AAPL-Q) share price continues to hit record highs, the tech giant is facing growing criticism of the labour conditions at factories making its devices. One such critic is Mike Daisey, author and actor in the off-Broadway monologue "The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs", which details many of the problems at factories producing the company's best-selling devices.

For Daisey, the ethical implications of investing in Apple are clear.

"If [investors] believe in human rights and if they believe in humane labour practices, then it's not ethical to hold the stock," he tells BNN.

"There are children working…people are working horrendous numbers of hours so that they collapse on the lines, one worker at Foxconn died after working a 34 hour shift. I met people who had been poisoned chemically working in the plant, people whose hands who had been warped from doing the same motion hundreds of thousands of times."

Listen to BNN's full interview with Daisey for a more detailed at the conditions at factories producing Apple products. CTV Two CTV News CTV News Channel BNN - Business News Network CP24