Ensuring an uninterrupted supply of iPhone 5, Apple’s Chinese partner Foxconn on Saturday denied reports of its workers going on a strike over any management issue.
Clearing the scuttlebutt, Foxconn rebuffed news which said thousands of its workers walked off the job on Friday noon in protest against unreasonable quality control measures coming from the Apple headquarter.
The Taiwan based Apple’s component manufacturing partner reassured that differences – to the extent of physical violence – aroused between its assembly line staff and quality control inspectors earlier in the week was responsively resolved.
To quote what Foxconn’s official reports had to say, “Any reports that there has been an employee strike are inaccurate. There has been no workplace stoppage in that facility or any other Foxconn facility and production has continued on schedule."
Labor activists reports unresolved dispute
China Labor Watch (CLW), a New York based non-profit organization, made deliberated efforts to bring out the real picture of the Foxconn labor controversy.
As per the CLW reports, the issue on quality control demands has not yet been resolved and the situation thus adds to China’s outstanding labor issues including the underrated wages and insecure working conditions.
Over-exploitation at Chinese factories
After the news on mass labor walk out at Foxconn’ s plant in Zhengzhou spread in the world markets, company officials made public on Saturday that the situation was brought back to normal much before any strike incidence could even hit the plant.
Earlier this week it was reported that the plant which produces Apple iPhone faced 3,000-4,000 labor strikes after its workers asserted they won’t be able to meet the increasing quality control demands due to inadequate training on honing up their existing assembling skills.
CLW reports indicated that without sufficient support and back up Apple asks for "indentation standards of 0.02 mm and demands related to scratches on frames and back covers".
On the other hand, the assembly line workers were highly furious over the stringent manufacturing demands which would disallow the workers to take off on a seven-day National Day holiday.