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Foxconn shoots down strike allegations

Posted: 09 Oct 2012 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:iPhone 5?

No work stoppage occurred at its Zhengzhou plant last week, Foxconn Technology Group said in its official statement, brushing of a report published by China Labor Watch concerning a strike which supposedly involved 3,000 to 4,000 workers.

Citing plant workers as source, the labour rights group issued the news release early last week which stated that the strike was caused by extreme demands by Foxconn such as requiring employees to render overtime during the weeklong Chinese holiday and raising quality control requirements without providing adequate training.

Foxconn did admit that there were labour disputes in its Zhengzhou plant last October 1 and 2 but they were isolated cases resolved immediately and that operations continued as scheduled. Foxconn insists that all employees who came in during the national holidays across all its China facilities did so voluntarily and were properly remunerated.

Back in September, the company faced a separate incident at its Taiyuan facility when a riot broke out involving 2,000 of its workers and injuring forty. Foxconn did not confirm whether the plant is involved in parts production and assembly of Apple's iPhone 5 and stated only that the riot was caused by non-work related issues. (See Riot halts operation at Foxconn Taiyuan plant.)

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