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Apple supplier Foxconn apologises after labor unrest at Zhengzhou plant

Hundreds of workers protest at the iPhone plant in Zhengzhou. Foxconn apologised to workers for “technical error” in onboarding process.

Where: Zhengzhou, China

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On Thursday, Apple’s major supplier Foxconn claimed a “technical error” occurred when hiring new recruits at a COVID-hit iPhone factory in China.
Protesters smashed surveillance cameras and clashed with police as hundreds of workers protested at the iPhone plant in Zhengzhou city on Wednesday.
Workers claimed on social media that they had been informed that Foxconn intended to delay their bonus payments.
Some workers also complained they were forced to share dormitories with colleagues who had tested positive for COVID.
In a statement regarding hiring new workers, Foxconn stated, “Our team has been looking into the matter and discovered a technical error occurred during the onboarding process.”

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