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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
$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.
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.
Human rights not applied
Foxconn which assembles Apple iPhones, is in talks with Saudi Arabia about jointly building a $9 billion multipurpose facility.
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.