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    Protests @ Foxconn's Apple Factory

    Li said he quit a catering job when he saw an advertisement promising 25,000 yuan ($3,500) for two months of work. That would be a significant hike over average pay for this type of work in the area.

    After employees arrived, the company said they had to work two additional months at lower pay to receive the 25,000 yuan, according to Li.

    “Foxconn released very tempting recruiting offers, and workers from all parts of the country came, only to find they were being made fools of,” he said.

    Videos online showed thousands of people in masks facing rows of police in white protective suits with plastic riot shields. Police kicked and hit a protester with clubs after he grabbed a metal pole that had been used to strike him. People who shot the footage said it was filmed at the site.
    https://apnews.com/article/technolog...820ed573c56865

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    The rare instances of violence at the plant in the central city of Zhengzhou reflects a build-up of tensions since the lockdown began in October. Many among the vast workforce of more than 200,000 at “iPhone City” have been plunged into isolation, forced to subsist on spartan meals and scrounge for medication.

    Many eventually fled the plant on foot last month. Foxconn and the local government appeared to have gotten the situation under control in recent weeks, promising unusually high wages to attract new staff and promising better working conditions.
    https://www.yahoo.com/now/violent-pr...034805561.html

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    Time to boycott Apple?






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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy SNK:
    Time to boycott Apple?

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    Follow the money...

    (sent from a Macbook made by Foxconn in China)

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    Found this ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy SNK:
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    Iirc, some / all of these workers were brought in / subcontracted by the government to prop up the largest private company in the country during the lockdown.

    (Sent from a MacBook Pro)

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    Just bought puts on AAPL.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy SNK:
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    It's Foxconn plant, not an Apple plant. Apple has not really much say there. Circumstances seem also very muddy. People where promised.... I wonder if they read the fine print? Sounds like something is missing in this story.
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    All sorted, computer said no, now it says yes ...

    "Our team has been looking into the matter and discovered a technical error occurred during the onboarding process," Foxconn said in a statement.

    "We apologize for an input error in the computer system and guarantee that the actual pay is the same as agreed and the official recruitment posters."
    https://www.thestandard.com.hk/break...tion/3/197474/

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    Last edited by mrgoodkat; 24-11-2022 at 08:35 PM.

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    This escalated to 2019 within a matter of days... A lot of pent-up anger. Let's see if they can control it.


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