“Despite Apple’s stated efforts to improve worker conditions at their Foxconn factories in China, worker tension is still high, as up to a thousand workers rioted in Chengdu last night for hours over a minor incident,” John Brownlee reports for Cult of Mac. “Foxconn’s Chengdu factory are where Apple’s iPhone and iPad displays are made.”
“According to Taiwan’s WantChinaTimes, Chengdu workers prevented a thief from being caught by Foxconn security guards, apparently due to some existing grudge,” Brownlee reports. “The altercation quickly escalated, and soon, up to 1,000 workers were hurling trash bins, chairs, bottles and pots from the upper floor of the dormitory where this took place. In addition, they fired off fireworks, and destroyed public facilities.”
Brownlee reports, “The rioting was only suppressed after several hours by a veritable army of hundreds of police officers, who arrested dozens of workers.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Dan K.” and “Judge Bork” for the heads up.]