Workers at Foxconn Technology in China — which makes iPhones and iPads among other products — threatened to jump off the roof of a building in a protest over wages just a month after Apple and Foxconn announced an agreement on improving working conditions, reports “Reuters” (http://macte.ch/SPdsq).
The protest happened in the central city of Wuhan at one of Foxconn’s plants. It involved some 200 workers, the Hong-Kong based activist group Information Centre for Human Rights told “Reuters.”
A spokesman for Hon Hai Precision Industry, the listed unit of the Foxconn group, said the protest concerned workplace adjustments and involved workers new to the plant. He said it was not a strike.
“The dispute has already been settled after some negotiations involving the human resources and legal departments as well as the local government,” the Taipei-based spokesman, Simon Tsing, told “Reuters.”