Foxconn: protest and violence in iphone factory of Zhengzhou23. November 2022
Foxconn: protest and violence in iphone factory of Zhengzhou
There have been ongoing public protests and violence at Foxconn’s largest iPhone factory in Zhengzhou, China.
Video footage posted on the Internet shows workers demonstrating and clashing with security forces. The workers are reportedly protesting delayed bonus payments, a change in salary conditions for new hires, and COVID-19 measures at the factory.
The protests involve hundreds of workers at the plant in central China, which employs more than 200,000 people and faces ongoing Covid restrictions.
The demonstrations reportedly began Tuesday when workers were informed their bonuses would be delayed.
Videos circulating on the Internet show workers chanting and being surrounded by police in protective suits. AP reports that police beat one of the workers with clubs after he grabbed a metal pole they were trying to hit him with.
The factory is currently under quarantine, forcing employees to live and work on the premises. Some workers complained n that they were forced to live in dormitories with other workers who had tested positive for COVID-19. Foxconn disagreed. No Covid-positive workers were living on the site and payment contracts had been fulfilled.