Yesterday, there were reports all over the webspace claiming that Foxconn’s workers were threatening to strike over Apple’s quality standards in iPhone 5 production. It was claimed that it was just too difficult to get all the handsets up to scratch (no pun intended). Turns out, however, that all that was false. A quick response by Foxconn’s senior officials denies any rumors of worker unrest at its plant in ZhengZhou, China.
“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.”
When it comes to stories about Apple – its production or devices – it’s never easy to tell what the truth is. We all know that Foxconn workers have been unhappy in the past over working conditions, so it’s not exactly hard to believe. Apple’s manufacturing partner is used to being the center of controversy, and has made international news over the past few years due to worker suicide rates, hours, pay and all the rest.
Is this statement just a cover up to appease Apple? Or is it the honest truth? Who knows.