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Foxconn to restart factory in India after protest, Tamil Nadu govt says

Temporary workers at the Foxconn's Chennai plant staged a protest on December 18, following cases of food poisoning at the factory that led to hospitalizations (REUTERS)Premium
Temporary workers at the Foxconn's Chennai plant staged a protest on December 18, following cases of food poisoning at the factory that led to hospitalizations (REUTERS)

  • Foxconn, the main assembler of Apple Inc.’s iPhones, has agreed to all demands made by the employees and will resume production soon, the Tamil Nadu government said in a statement
  • The Taiwanese electronics giant also agreed to expand the factory, located near the state’s capital city of Chennai, and hire more workers

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Foxconn Technology Group will restart production at its factory in southern India after its temporary workers, mostly women, staged a protest over conditions at the company’s living quarters and food quality, according to the local state government.

Foxconn, the main assembler of Apple Inc.’s iPhones, has agreed to all demands made by the employees and will resume production soon, the Tamil Nadu government said in a statement dated December 25. It promised to improve the working and living conditions of the temporary workers, such as by expanding their living areas, upgrading bathing facilities and providing drinking water, according to the statement.

The Taiwanese electronics giant also agreed to expand the factory, located near the state’s capital city of Chennai, and hire more workers.

Temporary workers at the Chennai plant staged a protest on December 18, following cases of food poisoning at the factory that led to hospitalizations, The Hindu newspaper reported. The Foxconn factory would be shut till Dec. 26, according to another report in the newspaper.

Foxconn didn’t respond immediately to a request for comment outside office hours.

This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.

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