It’s been noted before that Apple has some strict demands on what they expect from their products. There’s a great demand to make the iPhone 5 to the best of the expectations of consumers, but it’s taken a toll on Foxconn workers who have decided to strike due to the heavy working demands being placed on them.
According to CNN, a Foxconn plant in Zhengzhou, China saw workers strike Friday afternoon on October 5th as indicated by the China Labor Watch in New York, which works closely with the labor parties in China.
The strike lasted long enough to cause the production lines to become “paralyzed”, which in turn could really hurt the output of production for Apple’s iPhone 5. The reason the workers are striking is due to hard and long hours that extend beyond the 60-hour working week. They’re also striking due to not being paid properly for their work and being denied vacation time to meet production quotas by Foxconn.
When asked for a response regarding the matter, neither Apple nor Foxconn offered a response to the matter, for now. Earlier this year Apple joined a labor rights advocacy organization to ensure that Chinese workers weren’t being abused or overworked in order to provide high-end Apple products to tech-hungry consumers. Just recently Apple reported that only 3% of their work force were exceeding the 60-hour working limits during the week.