23 Nov 2022 06:41 GMT

Discontent, caused by the management of covid-19 and non-payment of wages, reportedly led to riots that have left several workers injured,

Strong protests broke out this Wednesday morning at the Foxconn Technology Group company plant, the largest Apple iPhone production factory in China, located in the city of Zhengzhou, in Henan province. Videos of authenticity not confirmed of the protests were disseminated through the local Kuaishou short video platform, details Reuters.

The stresses, caused by the severe anticovid restrictions applied since October by the authorities to contain an outbreak of the virus, as well as by non-payment of wages, led to riots that have left several workers injured. Police riot units arrived at the scene to restore order, reports Bloomberg.

It all started when more than a hundred workers left their dormitories in the early hours of this Wednesday, pushing the guards dressed in white, according to the recordings sent to the media by a witness. In one of them several security guards beat a person with sticks lying on the ground. Meanwhile, a group of protesters began to rock a police car while shouting.

Since the start of the confinement, many of the more than 200,000 workers at the plant denounce that they have been forced to survive with scant food rations and few medications. Others fled the plant due to its management and iron response to the covid-19 crisis.

To ease tensions and attract a new workforce, the Apple supplier and the authorities promised high wages and better working conditionsalthough these measures did not help prevent riots.

The plant in question is critical for Apple, since it produces four out of five of its next-generation cell phones, as well as the vast majority of the iPhone 14 and 14 Pro units.

Source: Actualidad

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