Report: Foxconn workers striking over iPhone 5 quality demands

Some news coming in from China Labor Watch is going to be very hard to hear for those waiting on an iPhone 5. It’s just been reported that Foxconn workers have gone on strike over the quality control demands set on the iPhone 5. Apparently, there is some pretty strict enforcement over there, and the standards are becoming even harder to meet.

China Labor Watch (CLW) announced that at 1:00PM on October 5 (Beijing time), a strike occurred at Foxconn’s Zhengzhou factory that, according to workers, involved three to four thousand production workers. In addition to demanding that workers work during the holiday, Foxconn raised overly strict demands on product quality without providing worker training for the corresponding skills. This led to workers turning out products that did not meet standards and ultimately put a tremendous amount of pressure on workers.

The standards on quality have supposedly been raised because of the reports of scratching and scuffing on iPhones 5s out of the box, but when they were raised no sort of training was given to the employees. This is making it to where it is very difficult to meet the standards Apple and Foxconn have put in place. This could end up having an effect on the time it takes for iPhone 5s to ship.

What do you think? Worried this may lengthen shipping times? Are you waiting on an iPhone 5? Let us know in the comments.

 

Via: MacRumors, Gizmodo, CLW

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