Foxconn Says Riots In Factories Were ‘Inaccurate,’ Denies Factories Affected By Strike

Posted on Oct 8 2012 - 5:22am by Editorial Staff

Over the last month riots hit in China at Foxconn factories, the company has issued a statement to Reuters saying the riots were “inaccurate.” The New York-based China Labor Watch comes up with the report saying that between 3,000 and 4,000 workers went on strike with saying that “multiple iPhone 5 production lines from various factory buildings were in a state of paralysis for the entire day.”

Reuters reports – via Xinhua News – citing a government spokesperson that it all started when an quality inspector was allegedly beaten by other workers “irate” over tighten quality control standards leading to 100 quality inspectors at company plant refusing to work. “The instruction to strengthen quality inspections for the iPhone 5 was given by Apple Inc. following multiple complaints from customers regarding aesthetic flaws in the phone,” says an unnamed official.

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