Protests and injury to the iPhone factory in China

Protests and injury to the iPhone factory in China

Protests and injuries have been reported outside Foxconn’s troubled iPhone factory in China, after workers clashed with police.

Reuters reportedciting footage uploaded to social media, that hundreds of workers joined the protests at the world’s largest iPhone factory in China, with some men smashing security cameras and windows.

The BBC meanwhile reported Those people who were broadcasting the protests on air said that the workers were beaten by the Chinese riot police and that there were some injuries.

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reported injuries

A newly recruited employee told the BBC that he visited the scene of the protest on Wednesday and saw “a man lying on the ground with blood on his head”.

I didn’t know the exact reason why people were protesting but they confuse us new workers with old workers who were [Covid] He told the BBC.

Meanwhile, Reuters indicated that the clashes at the huge factory in Zhengzhou represent an escalation of unrest at the site.

Several protesters indicated in a live broadcast that the outbreak of the protests, which began early Wednesday, appeared to be a plan to delay bonus payments.

Reuters could not verify the uploaded videos.

Surrounded by people in hazmat suits, some carrying clubs, the workers shouted, “Give us our wages!” , according to a video clip from one of the videos.

Other footage showed tear gas being fired and workers removing quarantine barriers. Some workers have complained of being forced to share dormitories with colleagues who have tested positive for Covid-19.

Reuters quoted Foxconn as saying in a statement that it had fulfilled the payment contracts and that reports of infected employees living on campus with new recruits were “incorrect”.

The company added that “regarding any violence, the company will continue to communicate with employees and the government to prevent the recurrence of such incidents.”

A source familiar with the situation in Zhengzhou told Reuters that production at the factory was not affected by workers’ unrest and production remained “normal”.

Foxconn reportedly aims to resume full production at its Zhengzhou iPhone factory by the second half of November.

Factory insurance

Earlier this week, the head of one of the largest electric retail chains in the United States warned about this iPhone 14 shortage this holiday season.

Best Buy CEO Corey Barry said Tuesday that Apple’s high-end iPhones like the iPhone 14 Pro will be short in stores this holiday season, after iPhone production was hit hard by the Covid-19 outbreak and strict regional closures at the world’s largest stores. iPhone factory in China.

Earlier this month, Foxconn’s factory in Zhengzhou which is sometimes referred to as “iPhone City” placed in seven days of closure.

Coronavirus image credit: World Health Organization
Image credit: WHO

The Zhengzhou factory usually employs 200,000 workers, producing 500,000 iPhones per day.

The Chinese authorities made the decision to lock down the entire area after the Taiwanese company did so Try to control the covid outbreak At the world’s largest iPhone factory in October and early November.

However, before the lockdown began, local reports indicated that large numbers of factory workers at the Zhengzhou plant had fled the site, where coronavirus cases were rising, due to fears of a lockdown or an outbreak of Covid-19.

This same lockdown lasted until Wednesday 9 November, and did not seem to stop the spread of cases, with infections identified in October and November.

With the lockdown now over at the facility, production is still held up by staff shortages (many of whom have absconded).

Production capacity at the plant, which is currently operating in a so-called closed-loop process, could drop by up to 30 percent this month, media reported.

Foxconn previously said it would Do everything possible to meet his order bookAnd last week, Chinese officials reportedly began recruiting retired military and government personnel to help out at the plant.

Officials were accused of “lifting the lockdown” amid reports that people’s freedoms inside the plant were still being restricted, in order to isolate the plant’s workers from the surrounding area.

Apple also warned customers Longer waiting times for new iPhones As the closure was affected by shipments of the latest generation of the device, Submitted in September.

The factory is critical to Apple, as about 70 percent of iPhones are assembled in the Zhengzhou complex.

Apple recently Some iPhone 14 production has begun to shift to me factories in India.

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