Wage Protest hit Foxconn Supplier in Jiangxi
Created: 2013-01-14 12:54 EST
There’s been another major protest at a supplier of the electronics maker Foxconn in China.
The demonstration over pay and better working conditions erupted late last Thursday, and continued into Friday at the Xin Hai Yang plant in Jiangxi province.
Around 1,000 staff reportedly took part in the protest. These pictures posted online by netizens show riot police being dispatched to contain the demonstration.
There were unconfirmed reports that police used pepper spray to break up the protest. Several workers were reportedly injured as they were being cleared away.
Taiwan-based Foxconn confirmed on Sunday that one of its suppliers in mainland China was indeed hit by a “work place issue.” Foxconn said it did not own the plant though, and that it was only an independent supplier.
Foxconn is the world’s largest electronics maker. It produces parts for companies like Apple, Sony, and Nokia.
Across China, the company employs up to one million workers. Labor conditions at its plants have been called into question, with several worker suicides and labor disputes marring Foxconn's name in recent years.