iPhone city workers riot with police
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Thursday, 24 November 2022 10:03

iPhone city workers riot with police


Foxconn accused of not changing wages and mixing infected and uninfected workers 

Hundreds of Foxconn workers in China's Zhengzhou district violently clashed with police after the company changed contracts to reduce their salary and mixed workers infected with Covid with those who were not.

Foxconn moves more operations away from China
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Wants to avoid zero Covid policy

Foxconn has had a gutsful of China’s zero covid policy and is moving some of its operations to a country which still has cheap labour but whose government does not shut down a region when a worker gets a snuffle.

Workers too terrified to make iPhones after Covid scare
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Foxconn locked them in for two weeks

Workers are fleeing the Foxconn in China’s Zhengzhou and swearing that they will never return after being locked in for two weeks under China’s tough zero Covid policy.

Foxconn invests $19.4 billion to make semiconductors in India
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China gets problematic 

Foxconn will invest $19.4 billion to make semiconductors in India and will work with the mega mining outfit Vedanta to make it so.

Foxconn sees business picking up
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Tuesday, 31 May 2022 13:39

Foxconn sees business picking up


The second half of the year will be better

Taiwan's Foxconn said the second half of the year is heading "in a better direction" as Shanghai's COVID-19 lockdown appears to be easing.

Wisconsin worried it might have to foot Foxconn bill
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$300 million a year


For five years, Foxconn failed to build a much-hyped sprawling factory in Wisconsin and now local politicians fear that they will be saddled with a $300 million a year bill to maintain a site that the outfit walked away from.

Foxconn claims to have shunted production away from Kunshan
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Avoiding Corona crisis

Foxconn says that it has managed to avoid the worse of China’s draconian Covid crackdown in Kunshan city by moving production elsewhere.

Foxconn mulls setting up shop in Saudi Arabia
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Human rights not applied


Foxconn which assembles Apple iPhones, is in talks with Saudi Arabia about jointly building a $9 billion multipurpose facility.

Apple realises that Foxconn’s treatment of women is bad PR
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Puts company on probation 

Fruity cargo cult Apple has realised that Foxconn’s poor treatment of women workers in its Indian plant is doing the same sort of PR damage it saw when there were similar problems in China.

Foxconn India shuttered
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Tuesday, 21 December 2021 12:50

Foxconn India shuttered


Apparently not a good idea to poison staff

It looks like Apple supplier Foxconn's plant near Chennai in southern India will remain shut this week following protests sparked by a food poisoning incident.