Foxconn Technology Group, a subsidiary of Hon Hai Precision Industry, reportedly closed a factory in the city of Taiyuan, in central China, following a disturbance among its 79,000 workers.
The New York Times points out
to photographs and videos circulating on social networking sites showing “smashed windows, riot police and large groups of workers milling about.”
The cause of the riot remains unknown. However, it is believed that low wages was the culprit. A Foxconn spokesman declined to say whether or not the factory in question made products for Apple, which just released the iPhone 5 and is facing the usual supply shortages for the International rollout.
The Foxconn plant in the city of Taiyuan (located in central China) reportedly employs about 79,000 workers.
Geoffrey Crothall, spokesman for the China Labor Bulletin, said the workers “[are] more willing to stand up for their rights, to stand up to injustice.”
The NY Times also reports that the same Taiyuan factory was incurred a brief strike last March over poor compensation.