Foxconn apologises for pay issue after protests at iPhone factory

APPLE’s iPhone partner Foxconn apologized yesterday for a payroll-related “technical error” in hiring new staff at the Covid-battered Zhengzhou plant.

This week, protests erupted at the world’s largest iPhone factory, with videos circulating on social media of workers taking action against strict lockdown measures and wage issues.

Foxconn said in a statement yesterday: “Our team has investigated the matter and found that a technical error occurred during the onboarding process”.

The company apologized and said “actual wages” were guaranteed.

Analysts estimate the Zhengzhou factory makes about 60 percent of all iPhone models.

Foxconn There has been unrest since October when some quarantine measures were reintroduced in the region, leading to a mass exodus of workers and staff fleeing the region.

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