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  • Foxconn Workers Clash With Quality Control, Go On Strike


    Thousands of Foxconn Workers went on Strike today according to a report by China Labor Watch.

    The strike comes after a recent FLA report showed an improvement in working conditions. However, reports of Apple demanding greater output due to iPhone 5 shortages could have resulted in a dramatic drop off in working conditions, and quality. Apple’s iPhone 5 is the most complex iPhone to date, and Apple’s labor army were asked to construct these incredibly complex devices without proper training.

    The drop in quality led to conflicts, aka fist-fights, between quality control staff and an enraged labor force.

    Quality control inspectors fell into to conflicts with workers and were beat up multiple times by workers. Factory management turned a deaf ear to complaints about these conflicts and took no corrective measures. The result of both of these circumstances was a widespread work stoppage on the factory floor among workers and inspectors.

    According to workers, there was a fight between workers and quality control inspectors in area K that led to the damage in inspection room CA, the injury of some people, and the hospitalization of others. After this, another similar incident occurred in area K, once again leading to quality control inspectors getting beat up. — China Labor Watch
    CLW Executive Director Li Qiang claims “these workers just have too much pressure.” Pressure that has boiled over and could affect Apple’s ability to produce iPhones, and tarnish Foxconn’s image further.

    Source: CLW [via Gizmodo]
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Foxconn Workers Clash With Quality Control, Go On Strike started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 36 Comments
    1. MXCO's Avatar
      MXCO -
      Maybe start making the iPhone's in Mexico? lol
    1. PvtJok3r's Avatar
      PvtJok3r -
      .....If you think you'll be happy with a job manufacturing iphones you might want to think about going back to SCHOOL, especially with all the opportunities you have in the US.
    1. Silverado1987's Avatar
      Silverado1987 -
      I'm all for America but I'm not for a $1400 iPhone
    1. iPhoneThereforeIAm's Avatar
      iPhoneThereforeIAm -
      Quote Originally Posted by Themrdecan View Post
      Maybe they should fire them all and bring a factory to America and hire Americans to build the phones, teach those Chinese to be thankful they have jobs

      mod edit/
      US-assembled iPhone 6 - cost : $3,000
      I'm sure the product-quality and worker-rights would all be spot on, but what good's all that if no-one can afford it ?
    1. GeoffS4's Avatar
      GeoffS4 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous View Post
      Racism. Racism everywhere.
      However appropriate or inappropriate the comment may be, this article/company certainly is NOT racist. Not based on anything we've seen yet.

      Please please, learn how to communicate effectively. There are enough words in the English language to communicate your point. Please choose your words appropriatly.

      Quote Originally Posted by Breezy215 View Post
      I was about to type the same thing!!! Smh
      Breezy, you also seem to have a problem with the English language.

      Does it help if I say to you "All brews have tomato colors for management and should work harder to get the bumbum in the air."?
    1. hitman10's Avatar
      hitman10 -
      Lol.. I love how so many people call this guy RACIST because hes telling the truth.. fire them and i hire americans.. really, then there would be no problem.. Thats like saying Boeing should be made in china because its cheaper.. we already pay top dollar for our devices, from what i saw the iphone costing 130$ or w/e they have over 300% mark-up no wonder they are so rich. Stop crying like little babies. Address the problem which is china.. yeah they might make $1000 a year or w/e it is.. but they would rather make $1000 a year then nothing.
    1. mlee19841's Avatar
      mlee19841 -
      How about a couple factories here in the states to produce more jobs!
    1. Silverado1987's Avatar
      Silverado1987 -
      Quote Originally Posted by mlee19841 View Post
      How about a couple factories here in the states to produce more jobs!
      We're going in a totally separate direction now
    1. bakamitai's Avatar
      bakamitai -
      I love how people think that opening a factory in the US is feasible. The cost of producing something like an iPhone would price it out of reach of the majority of the population. If Apple produced everything in the US, they wouldn't be in business for very long. Be realistic. It sucks that the Foxconn workers aren't treated like a US factory worker, but unless you own the company there isn't much you can do to change that. If you don't like it, boycott the iPhone 5. Email Apple, or better yet, send some of your money to the factory to give out to the employees.
    1. Lordstuny's Avatar
      Lordstuny -
      Quote Originally Posted by Themrdecan View Post
      Maybe they should fire them all and bring a factory to America and hire Americans to build the phones, teach those Chinese to be thankful they have jobs

      mod edit/
      Racism... Shufup
    1. NegativeBeef's Avatar
      NegativeBeef -
      Quote Originally Posted by GeoffS4 View Post
      However appropriate or inappropriate the comment may be, this article/company certainly is NOT racist. Not based on anything we've seen yet.

      Please please, learn how to communicate effectively. There are enough words in the English language to communicate your point. Please choose your words appropriatly.



      Breezy, you also seem to have a problem with the English language.

      Does it help if I say to you "All brews have tomato colors for management and should work harder to get the bumbum in the air."?
      They weren't talking about the article but about a particular poster's comment. WTF is wrong with you?
    1. xclusiveiphone's Avatar
      xclusiveiphone -
      If you have issues just get a replacement, what's with all the fuss about? The price of the iPhone would not be the same if Americans produced it.
    1. Silvio6's Avatar
      Silvio6 -
      As long as slavery is forbidden in the US, it will be manufactured elsewhere.
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Themrdecan View Post
      Maybe they should fire them all and bring a factory to America and hire Americans to build the phones, teach those Chinese to be thankful they have jobs

      mod edit/
      Apple would have to charge customers an increase of at least 10 fold to maintain current profit margins. If you want an iPhone built in America, by Americans, are you happy to pay a couple of grand for the cheapest iPhone?
    1. Shigoroku's Avatar
      Shigoroku -
      Quote Originally Posted by KraXik View Post
      Foxconn quality control is a piece of ****. Chips on phone straight out of the box is ********.
      Why don't you go beat them up for it?
    1. KraXik's Avatar
      KraXik -
      Quote Originally Posted by Shigoroku View Post
      Why don't you go beat them up for it?
      Send me a plane ticket then.