Foxconn apologizes to rioting workers, appears to be paying bonuses

Following riots at its iPhone plant in Zhengzhou, Foxconn has apologized and said pay problems were a “technical error.”

Hundreds of workers from the Zhengzhou rioted on Wednesday, protesting about food and conditions in the COVID lockdown measures, and also pay. Despite Foxconn having previously promised bonuses, rioters claimed that the company had revised contracts to prevent workers being eligible.According to BBC News, the company has now issued a statement saying that a “technical error occurred during the onboarding process.” Foxconn said that the pay its new recruits would get is now “the same as agreed [in the] official recruitment posters.”

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