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article imageFoxconn workers on strike After iPhone 5 starts brawls

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By Owen Weldon
Oct 7, 2012 in World
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The Chinese workers of Foxconn apparently had enough and thousands of workers have gone on strike, according to China Labor Watch.
According to Gizmodo, the workers decided to go on strike due to the immense iPhone manufacturing and fistfights with their bosses.
CNN reports, workers at the Foxconn's plant located in Zhengzhou were angry when management allegedly enacted very strict demands for the production of the iPhone 5.
Employees stopped working for several hours on Friday, and sources say the stoppage caused production lines to be paralyzed. Most of the workers were from the quality control line, and some of the participants ended up in the hospital as a results of the clashes.
According to BusinessWeek, Louis Woo, a spokesman for Foxconn, said there was no strike or work stoppage.
Earlier this year Foxconn underwent an audit at their facilities and it turned out that there were cases of excessive working hours as well as hazardous conditions, said the Fair Labor Association back in August.
Foxconn said it will bring shift lengths to legal limits by July 2013. The company also said it would compensate more than one million employees.
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