Foxconn denies workers are on strike; only minor disruptions

Foxconn has been in the news a lot lately. From reports of people being injured in riots last month, to stories about thousands of assembly-line employees on strike yesterday, the news has not been positive for the Taiwanese-based company.

The question is whether these stories are true or not. Reuters is reporting that Foxconn officials have denied that there are any work stoppages at their plant. According to the email, not only are employees not on strike, but they also state that there have been no delays in any Foxconn facility. The only workplace issue they admit to are some small arguments that happened on October 1st and 2nd, both of which were addressed by adding additional employees to the production line. Officials also mention that employees who worked on China's National Day received three times their normal pay in accordance with Chinese law.

So how can reports of a factory strike involving thousands of employees be incorrect? Is Foxconn trying to cover-up the issues in the factory, or is this the case of a rumor running out of control?

Source: Reuters

Report a problem with article
Previous Story

World of Warcraft center of Maine political race

Next Story

Razer's "Project Fiona" Windows 8 tablet officially a "Go"

10 Comments

Commenting is disabled on this article.

The only workplace issue they admit to are some small arguments that happened on October 1st and 2nd, both of which were addressed by adding additional employees to the production line
That doesn't sound fishy to anyone?

KSib said,
That doesn't sound fishy to anyone?

Adding new employees to the production line... and subtracting a few, no doubt.

rfirth said,

Adding new employees to the production line... and subtracting a few, no doubt.

That's exactly what I was thinking, they weren't on strike, they missed work and were fired and replaced.

Good. Because I'm waiting for Phones 4u to send me my new iPhone and I don't even know whether they have it yet.

Calum said,
Good. Because I'm waiting for Phones 4u to send me my new iPhone and I don't even know whether they have it yet.

Your iphone forever will store blood, pain and suffering of foxcon's workers, some of them probably even died making one for you. So if your house gets haunted just throw your iphone away or better burn it.

jackkk1 said,

Your iphone forever will store blood, pain and suffering of foxcon's workers, some of them probably even died making one for you. So if your house gets haunted just throw your iphone away or better burn it.

Heh, it is a real shame Apple use companies who don't treat their employees well, for production