Sat Oct 6, 2012, 12:35 AM
jsr (7,712 posts)
Foxconn's iPhone plant "paralyzed" as thousands strike
(Reuters) - Thousands of workers went on strike Friday at a Foxconn plant in central China that makes Apple Inc's iPhone 5, paralyzing production of the smartphone, the rights advocate group China Labor Watch reported.
The reported strike comes at a crucial time for the U.S. corporation, weeks after kicking off its largest-ever global rollout of the smartphone. Apple is already struggling with supply constraints, analysts say.
Citing workers, the labor group said 3,000 to 4,000 workers began their strike at Foxconn's Zhengzhou complex in central China in the afternoon, angered by over-exacting quality controls as well as demands they work through the week-long National Day holidays, which began on Monday.
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Response to still_one (Reply #2)
Sat Oct 6, 2012, 01:39 AM
TheMadMonk (6,187 posts)
4. That would be better said that QC is holding them to a standard...
...which is impossible to meet given the productivity demands of management and Apple.
And the quality controllers are the ones getting the shit kicked out of them, because they are the ones wielding management's stick.
Response to jsr (Original post)
Sat Oct 6, 2012, 01:51 AM
Canuckistanian (42,289 posts)
5. This won't do
Don't they know Apple has a quarterly profit margin to meet?
Do they think money grows on trees? They need a lesson in free markets.