Foxconn factory doors in Taiyuan was closed after riots started and more than 2000 employees furious include a watchtower destroyed. Least ten people were injured. Chinese Foxconn is a hardware manufacturer, which makes parts for Apple products including Hewlett-Packard, Dell and Microsoft. The factory in Taiyuan seems responsible for different parts of the iPhone 5.
On a Chinese forum it was stated that the riots started when a guard hit a worker. In all, 2,000 people were involved in the riots. In the Foxconn factory employs approximately 79,000 people.
There has been long controversy about the working conditions in several Chinese factories. The situation at Foxconn came to light earlier this year, when there was criticism on Apple’s iPhone production in China and the company was earlier in the news because of poor working conditions. The workload is extremely high and often break illnesses in the workplace. This was revealed by examination of a U.S. labor organization.. Apple makes since to work on improving the situation in Foxconn’s factories. According to the Fair Labor Association , the conditions become more favorable to workers.
Foxconn declined to comment to the New York Times explained that the factory produces products for Apple. In March 2012, it was already expected that the plant in Taiyuan was to focus on the iPhone 5. When the iPhone 5 last week was sent to different buyers, this was from a point near the Foxconn factory..