Workers strike at iPhone 5 plant in China, group says
BY Wire reports
Saturday, October 06, 2012
10/06/12 at 4:47 AM
Workers on the iPhone 5 production lines at Foxconn Technology Group's plant in Zhengzhou, China, went on strike Thursday, advocacy group China Labor Watch said Friday.
"Three to four thousand" production employees walked off the job after being made to work through the weeklong National Day break and being subject to "overly strict" product-quality demands without adequate training, a news release from the group stated.
Most participants in the strike are assigned to the quality control line, China Labor Watch said. Quality control inspectors have been in conflict with line workers over phones that didn't meet standards, it said.
Foxconn didn't respond to queries from Bloomberg News.
Steve Dowling, a spokesman for the iPhone 5's maker, Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple Inc., didn't immediately respond to an e-mailed request for comment.