People were beaten and detained after protests by employees working at a large iPhone factory in the central Chinese city of Zhengzhou.
Video posted online showed hundreds of workers taking part in the demonstration and smashing some surveillance cameras and windows.
Video showed masked police officers and other officials in white hazmat suits brandishing batons and sticks at protesters.
Employees have been complaining about wages on social media, claiming that new hires are being persuaded to work at the massive factory – where 70% of workers work iPhone Crafting – in exchange for bonuses.
Protests broke out on Tuesday After claiming that operator Foxconn changed those terms.
Thousands of workers at the plant went on strike last month after they complained about unsafe working conditions due to coronavirus cases at the plant.
Meanwhile, there is broader frustration over ultra-strict rules Coronavirus disease limited in Chinamillions of people were confined to their homes for weeks at a time without warning.
With the number of people and Severity of outbreak rises across China, including Beijing.Recently, relevant departments notified the country First COVID-19 death in six months.
In October, as COVID-19 cases rose in Zhengzhou, Foxconn placed the factory’s 200,000 workers under closed-loop management — a system in which employees live and work on-site, isolated from the outside world.
This has prompted some migrant workers to flee factory parks and return to their hometowns.
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Earlier this month, the Chinese government called on veterans and government workers to Help increase factory output Even offering bonuses due to COVID shortages.
Apple has warned People will have to wait longer to get the latest iPhone 14 models Because Chinese officials are imposing stricter COVID-19 restrictions.
The factory has seen “significant reductions in production capacity,” and Foxconn expects smartphone revenue to decline in the fourth quarter, the company said.
Reuters predicted that output at the site could drop as much as 30% in November.