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Sat Oct 6, 2012, 12:35 AM

Foxconn's iPhone plant "paralyzed" as thousands strike

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/06/us-apple-foxconn-idUSBRE8941JF20121006

(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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Reply Foxconn's iPhone plant "paralyzed" as thousands strike (Original post)
jsr Oct 2012 OP
jberryhill Oct 2012 #1
still_one Oct 2012 #2
aquart Oct 2012 #3
TheMadMonk Oct 2012 #4
still_one Oct 2012 #8
Zalatix Oct 2012 #7
Canuckistanian Oct 2012 #5
LiberalAndProud Oct 2012 #6

Response to jsr (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 12:42 AM

1. These workers are finally going to have management over a barrel

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 01:15 AM

2. I understand the holiday work protest, but not for over exacting quality. Maybe apple should

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Think about bringing those jobs here?

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Response to still_one (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 01:31 AM

3. I wonder how much they'd have to cut executive compensation to do it?

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Response to still_one (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 01:39 AM

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.

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Response to TheMadMonk (Reply #4)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 10:17 AM

8. Yes, it should have been worded correctly then. Entirely different meaning

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Response to still_one (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 01:59 AM

7. Bring the jobs back home! Amen!

 

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 01:51 AM

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.

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 01:55 AM

6. Good for them.

I hope they win some major concessions from Foxconn. Until then,

SOLIDARITY

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