Foxconn Denies Strike Affecting iPhone 5 Production

Posted October 6, 2012 at 3:19pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 8473 views

Foxconn has issued a statement denying reports of a worker strike that stopped iPhone 5 production, reports Reuters.

"Any reports that there has been an employee strike are inaccurate," the company said in an emailed statement, adding that "there has been no workplace stoppage in that facility or any other Foxconn facility and production has continued on schedule".

Foxconn does say that some quarrels happened on October 1-2, and were "immediately addressed and measures taken, including providing additional staff for the lines in question."

In regards to working over China's National Day break, the company says employees who worked did so voluntarily and were paid triple their usual pay.

Notably, Reuters was able to confirm that Apple had requested improved quality control. Additionally, Xinhua quoted a government official who said 100 quality inspectors refused to work for an hour yesterday after one was beaten by a worker upset over the inspected demands.

"The instruction to strengthen quality inspections for the iPhone 5 was given by Apple Inc. following multiple complaints from customers regarding aesthetic flaws in the phone," said the unnamed spokesman for the industrial zone that holds the Foxconn plant.

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russelll - October 6, 2012 at 7:52pm
We will know the truth if ip5 shipments start to be delayed even longer.
Paulo PIres - October 6, 2012 at 6:25pm
Sure, what else did you expect them to say???
NoGoodNick - October 6, 2012 at 5:26pm
Right, we should always take the word of the Chinese Communist Party in regards to labor rights over an independent news source. After all, iClarified is just a part of the 'media elite' that's pushing their own Communist agenda!
Ron Chi - October 6, 2012 at 8:27pm
@ old fart, you r a ass if thats the case get lost fucker!!
Song.Joyce - October 8, 2012 at 3:05am
I rememer your name.. Are you that ugly foreign student at the university of Montana? Lol Gosh I'm so pretty and smart because you ugly mug makes feel better about myself.. If you don't agree with the statement I made come to Brantley hall lol I will show you what the real beauty is..
Bla - October 6, 2012 at 3:50pm
What's triple of 50cents an hr. lol
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