Apple subcontractor Foxconn is in serious trouble with its iPhone factory in Chennai, South India, the news site writes Apple Insider. The Taiwanese company, one of the world’s largest electronics manufacturers, had to close its factory again due to the poor living conditions of its workers.
Prior to the current shutdown, the factory doors had to be locked due to food poisoning and protests by more than 250 workers. The closure, originally planned to last a week, has already stretched to ten days.
The plant is scheduled to open on Thursday, December 30, with a thousand employees instead of the normal 17,000. Problems at the factory have prompted local authorities to take an interest in the hostels where factory workers live. A large proportion of the staff living in hostels are women.
News agency Reuters In particular, problems with access to electricity, food and water sanitation have been raised. According to the Indian authorities, Foxconn has increased its production at the plant too quickly. Production will only be allowed to resume at normal capacity once the living conditions of the workers have been improved.
Analysts say the closure of the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 plant will have very little impact on Apple. However, the plant is in a strategic position for the company as Apple seeks to get rid of the Chinese supply chain due to increased tensions between Washington and Beijing.
Source: Tivi by www.tivi.fi.
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