Workers at the world's largest iPhone factory in China clash with police, videos show | CNN Business

11/24/2022 11:00:00 PM

Protesters clash with police at an iPhone factory in China over payments for new hires, dirty living conditions and chaotic Covid protocols

Protesters clash with police at an iPhone factory in China over payments for new hires, dirty living conditions and chaotic Covid protocols

Workers at China's largest iPhone assembly factory were seen confronting police, some in riot gear, on Wednesday, according to videos shared over social media.

Workers at China’s largest iPhone assembly factory were seen confronting police, some in riot gear, on Wednesday, according to videos shared over social media.Foxconn has offered to pay newly recruited workers 10,000 yuan ($1,400) to quit and leave the world’s largest iPhone assembly factory, in an attempt to quell protests that saw hundreds clash with security forces at the compound in central China.1..

The videos show hundreds of workers facing off with law enforcement officers, many in white hazmat suits, on the Foxconn campus in the central Chinese city of Zhengzhou.In the footage, now blocked, some of the protesters could be heard complaining about their pay and sanitary conditions.In the message, seen by CNN, the company urged workers to “please return to your dormitories” on the campus.The scenes come days after Chinese state media reported that more than 100,000 people had signed up to fill positions advertised as part of a massive recruitment drive held for Foxconn’s Zhengzhou plant.Apple\n \n (AAPL) has been facing significant supply chain constraints at the assembly facility and expects iPhone 14 shipments to be hit just as the key holiday shopping season begins.000 yuan if they agreed to quit Foxconn, and another 2,000 yuan after they board buses to leave the sprawling site altogether.CNN has contacted the company for comment on the situation at the plant.

A Covid outbreak last month had forced the site to lock down, leading some anxious factory workers to reportedly flee.Scenes turned increasingly violent on Wednesday as workers clashed with a large number of security forces, including SWAT team officers.Videos of many people leaving Zhengzhou on foot had gone viral on Chinese social media earlier in November, forcing Foxconn to step up measures to get its staff back.To try to limit the fallout, the company said it had quadrupled daily bonuses for workers at the plant this month.Some workers were seen tearing down fences, throwing bottles and barriers at officers and smashing and overturning police vehicles.On Wednesday, workers were heard in the video saying that Foxconn failed to honor their promise of an attractive bonus and pay package after they arrived to work at the plant.Numerous complaints have also been posted anonymously on social media platforms — accusing Foxconn of having changed the salary packages previously advertised.m.

In a statement in English, Foxconn said Wednesday that “the allowance has always been fulfilled based on contractual obligation” after some new hires at the Foxconn campus in Zhengzhou appealed to the company regarding the work allowance on Tuesday.Workers were also heard in the videos complaining about insufficient anti-Covid measures, saying workers who tested positive were not being separated from the rest of the workforce.The Zhengzhou plant was hit by a Covid outbreak in October, which forced it to lock down and led to a mass exodus of workers fleeing the outbreak.Foxconn said in the English statement that speculation online about employees who are Covid positive living in the dormitories of the Foxconn campus in Zhengzhou is “patently untrue.” “Before new hires move in, the dormitory environment undergoes standard procedures for disinfection, and it is only after the premise passes government check, that the new employees are allowed to move in,” Foxconn said.According to a document setting out the salary package of new hires seen by CNN, the workers were promised a 3,000 yuan bonus after 30 days on the job, with another 3,000 yuan to be paid after a total of 60 days.Searches for the term “Foxconn” on Chinese social media now yield few results, an indication of heavy censorship.

“Regarding violent behaviors, the company will continue to communicate with employees and the government to prevent similar incidents from happening again,” Foxconn said in a statement in Chinese.“The new recruits had to work more days to get the bonus they were promised, so they felt cheated,” the worker told CNN.A vital hub The Zhengzhou facility is the world’s largest iPhone assembly site.It typically accounts for approximately 50% to 60% of Foxconn’s global iPhone assembly capacity, according to Mirko Woitzik, global director of intelligence solutions at Everstream, a provider of supply chain risk analytics.” “We apologize for an input error in the computer system and guarantee that the actual pay is the same as agreed,” it said.Apple warned earlier this month of the disruption to its supply chain, saying that customers will feel an impact.“We now expect lower iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max shipments than we previously anticipated,” the tech giant said in a statement.Apple, for which Foxconn manufactures a range of products, told CNN Business that its employees were on the ground at the Zhengzhou facility.

“Customers will experience longer wait times to receive their new products.” As of last week, the wait time for those models had reached 34 days in the United States, according to a report from UBS.On Thursday morning, some workers who had agreed to leave had received the first part of the payment, a worker said in a livestream, which showed workers lining up outdoors to take Covid tests while they waited for departing buses.Public frustration has been mounting under China’s unrelenting zero-Covid policy, which continues to involve strict lockdowns and travel restrictions nearly three years into the pandemic.Last week, that sentiment was on display as social media footage showed residents under lockdown in Guangzhou tearing down barriers meant to confine them to their homes and taking to the streets in defiance of strictly enforced local orders.But for some, the trouble is far from over.— Michelle Toh, Simone McCarthy, Wayne Chang, Juliana Liu, and Kathleen Magramo contributed to this report.

.Like him, thousands of workers were stuck at the station, he said, as he turned his camera to show the large crowds.

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武汉暴动 CCP propagandists.cnn refuse to report the ccp beat the protesters Is the cost of living so low in China that they get paid 4.00 USD per hour? Qatar is the hype , but the reality is all these big companies make their products using slavery labor. Boycott Apple! What a hypocrisy Apple is. Stop pretending to be woke and do something to fix its supply snags.

Good to see that they are standing up. This is some Black Mirror dystopian shit. People will only be pushed so far before they push back. 64.00 to stay or 1400.00 to leave makes no sense. Who are you getting your news from? It’s been happening for a week now You are not a qualified news reporter. Even you are not eligible

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Then don’t work there أستغفر الله العظيم الذي لا إله إلا هَو الحيَّ القيومَ وأتوب إليه Foxconn After June 4, 1989, there is still such a group of bloody people in the mainland... Who said that mainlanders have no backbone? Like this group of heroes who resisted the tyranny of the communist bandits 👍 Wow. Who owns this factory?

Foxconn latest The CCP began to liquidate, the Foxconn employees who got the money were locked in the waiting room of the train station, and the Communist bandits were ready to suppress. Hope more media at home and abroad pay attention So apple is pulling apple from the app store over this right? Pay them!!!!

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