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Riots Rock Foxconn’s Taiyuan Plant

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http://techcrunch.com – Richard Lai is reporting that more than 2,000 employees of the Taiyuan Foxconn plant rioted last night, causing damage on the factory campus after a guard allegedly hit a worker at 10pm. The Taiyuan plant is notorious for their mandatory overtime requirements. Quoth Lai: An undercover report from August mentioned that the Taiyuan plant processed the back casing of the iPhone 5. It also highlighted the company’s harsh management as well as “practically compulsory” over-time work. We don’t doubt that this riot escalated due to dissatisfaction over working conditions. Lai (IT news)