“Hundreds of Foxconn workers from a factory in Shanxi Province in northern China have gone on strike in a pay dispute which is still under negotiation. The strike is taking place at a plant in the Xiaodian district of the provincial capital Taiyuan. A manager from Foxconn confirmed that some workers had downed tools,” Star Chang reports for M.I.C. Gadget. “He declined to specify how many workers are involved but stressed that the factory was talking with the protesters.”
“The protesters said that Foxconn had promised to raise pay for all staff,” Chang reports. “However, the company raised wages for managers and technicians but not for entry-level workers, prompting a number to go on strike.”
“Meanwhile, the Foxconn plant at Taiyuan is holding heavy recruitment to meet the production of the Apple new iPhones. Yes, you read that right, not iPhone 4/4S, is the next generation iPhone!” Chang reports. “According to local news report, the factory urgently needs 20,000 more workers because Foxconn has already received orders for the production of iPhone 5, Foxconn will responsible for 85 percent of the manufacture and about 57 million set[s] have to be produce[d] for each year. Taiyuan Foxconn will become the main manufacturing base for the iPhone 5.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]