Foxconn Denies Employee Strike

Posted Oct 6, 2012

Foxconn, the company that mass produces iPhones, iPods, and iPads, has denied reports that a plant in China was hit with an employee strike.  Today the company said that it’s production is on schedule.  The report of a strike originated from a New York based advocacy group called China Labor Watch.

The China Labor Watch said that 3,000-4,000 workers went on strike at Foxconn’s Zhengzhou campus on Friday due to quality controls and demands as they work through the National Day holiday, which allows many Chinese companies to take a week off.

“Any reports that there has been an employee strike are inaccurate,” said Foxconn in a statement e-mailed to Reuters.  They added “there has been no workplace stoppage in that facility or any other Foxconn facility and production has continued on schedule.”  Several days ago, there were a few disputes, but they were “immediately addressed and measures taken, including providing additional staff for the lines in question.”

Foxconn said that employees that decided to work through the China National Day break chose to work voluntarily and was paid 3 times their hourly compensation as demanded by the law.