- Tram Ho
A source from Foxconn – the largest manufacturer for the Apple Company – told Reuters news agency that the new employees will make it difficult for the company’s goal to restore full production capacity by the end of the year.
A second Foxconn source confirmed that many new employees had left the factory premises but did not disclose the specific number.
This person believes that the departure of new workers will not affect current production, as new employees must attend training courses before starting work.
According to Reuters news agency, unrest at the Foxconn Zhengzhou factory began on November 23, coinciding with the time when China had a record high number of COVID-19 infections, forcing the government to issue more and more lockdown orders. spread across the country, disappointing the people.
However, the case at Foxconn mainly exposed communication problems and employees’ distrust of the company’s management.
The workers quit and left after Foxconn offered (on November 25) 10,000 yuan ($1,396) to those who wanted to quit and leave the factory – which is currently in a rather chaotic state due to the work Protesters protesting against late payment of wages.
Foxconn has apologized for making a “technical error” in pay when recruiting new employees, and this was a key factor in recent conflicts, in which workers clashed with security staff.
Videos posted on Chinese social media on November 25 showed workers waiting in long lines with luggage to board buses. One of the banners read “It’s time to go home”.
Recently, production at the world’s largest iPhone factory was disrupted as thousands of workers left due to the COVID-19 outbreak at the end of October.
According to the South China Morning Post , this has led to a sharp drop in smartphone exports from Henan province, where Foxconn’s giant iPhone factory in Zhengzhou is located.
According to Chinese customs data, Foxconn assembled and exported 8.4 million smartphones in October, down 16.9% from 10.2 million units in the previous month.
Alicia Garcia-Herrero, chief economist for Asia-Pacific at investment bank Natixis, said the problem of production disruptions will not be resolved quickly.
Accordingly, production disruptions in China due to the COVID-19 epidemic will worsen further before they are remedied.
Source : Genk