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Foxconn factory staff 'offered $1,400 to leave immediately' in desperate bid to end riots

Telegraph, 24 Nov 2022
The world’s largest iPhone factory in China has offered new staff 10,000 yuan (£1,160) to leave the plant immediately in a desperate effort to end days-long violent riots over conditions at the plant, according to reports.

The site in Zhengzhou, owned by Taiwanese tech giant Foxconn – Apple’s main subcontractor – has been rocked by escalating unrest sparked by workers angry at reportedly being delayed bonus payments and accusations that they are forced to share dormitories with colleagues who had tested positive for Covid.

Videos posted overnight on Wednesday appeared to show hundreds of Foxconn staff clashing with Covid officials and police officers in white hazmat suits. The officials can be seen retreating as workers dismantle barricades and throw the pieces at them.

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