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By Joshua Fellman C.2012 Bloomberg News
Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, 12:01 a.m.
 

Workers on Foxconn Technology Group's iPhone 5 production lines at the company's plant in Zhengzhou, China, went on strike Thursday, advocacy group China Labor Watch said.

“Three to four thousand” production employees walked off the job after being made to work through the weeklong National Day break and being subject to “overly strict” product-quality demands without adequate training, the group said.

Most participants in the strike worked on the onsite quality control line, China Labor Watch said. There had been conflicts between inspectors and line workers over phones that didn't meet standards, it said.

 

 
 


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