Apple Suppliers Foxconn Will Pay Arsonist Workers Overtime and Get Back To Making Shiny New Gadgets

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Last Friday's situation at the Mexican Foxconn factory (the company that supplies components and products to Apple) where enraged employees burnt the place down over being forced to work unpaid overtime will be receiving extra pay, according to Foxconn.

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Nothing like a bit of exposure on the tech blogs to force the Juarez arm of the Taiwanese company into doing the right thing by its workerbees. Apparently, the "ringleader" was someone who actually left Foxconn last year, and will be the one punished by the heavy arm of the law—not the hundreds of other workers who joined in on the arson.

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Thankfully, Foxconn has also confirmed that nothing was severely damaged by the fire, so they can get back to work polishing those nice shiny gadgets we've been expecting. [Digitimes]

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mechanicalturk-old
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It seems overly simplistic to refer to Foxconn simply as people who "supply components and products to Apple"- they make components for a bunch of things, including Playstations and many of Dell's products.

This particular factory, I think, was the one the purchased in 2003 from Motorola, part of the deal being that Foxconn will make handsets at the plant and Motorola will buy them.

This whole post seems poorly researched- ten seconds on Google and I already know that the fire was set at a rec center on the Foxconn campus, not one of the production buildings, and none of the damages will affect the manufacture or anything. Not to mention all the stuff in the paragraph above.

Source: [www.pcworld.com]