Riot errupts after violent incident between workers and security guards at at Samsung Display, screen production unit.
Labor violations at SDI Mobile factory (3500 workers) producing mobile displays: workers reach up to 186 hours of overtime during peak season; overtime is forced; serious gender and age discrimination; insulting and beating up of workers; hiring workers under 18 years of age; some workers receive wages below the legal minimum.
Legal violations at factory (about 1200 workers) manufacturing cell phone casings: about 100 hours/month of overtime during low season; about 150 hours/month during peak season; low base wage (1310 RMB – $206); workers dependent on overtime in order to make a living wage; no protective masks for workers in contact with printing fumes; physical pat downs from security guards; verbal abuse.
Foxconn workers allege dehumanizing treatment, bullying, and awful management in company factories and dorms.
Investigation report at factory producing balls and other sports equipment reveals: 10-11 daily work shifts; 6 days/week; mandated overtime during peak season (October-June); work at least 84 hours/week in peak season; reported injuries; incidents of guards beating employees.
Manager at Foxconn Technology Group’s factory confirms that company security guards beat employees in an incident last August.
24-year-old Coca Cola bottling plant worker beaten by managers and seriously injured, upon asking for resignation backpay.
Not acceptable labor conditions at 5 Foxconn factories: 10 hour standing shifts for most workers; majority works 270 hours on a monthly basis; low wages (from $0.66/hour to $1.00/hour); productions errors are treated with castigation, verbal rebuke and physical abuse.
25-year-old male Foxconn employee commits suicide after being interrogated about missing prototype for new iPhone. Some report that, shortly before his death, he had been detained and beaten by senior official in Foxconn security department.
Long hours, verbal and physical abuse at shoe factory; 8 hour shifts plus 4,5 hours forced overtime; overall stay (work & breaks) for workers at factory 15,5 hours.