Another reason for the discontent was that Foxconn reneged on various salary promises for employees who arrived in October, telling them it would hand out around $420 after 30 days, as well as a second bonus of the same amount after 60 days.
However, the protest broke out after employees were informed that the payments would be delayed until next year, specifically the first would arrive in mid-March and the second in May.
“The new recruits have to work more days to get the bonus they were promised, so they felt cheated,” one worker told . In some videos that were disseminated through social networks and that are now no longer available, workers can be seen breaking windows and security cameras.
Other recordings, released by Reuters, showed the riots and the launching of tear gas, while the workers broke down the quarantine barriers, where they protested the fact that they had been forced to share a bedroom with colleagues who tested positive for covid-19.
It is worth mentioning that Foxconn has now opted to eliminate many of the sanitary restrictions that had caused discontent, especially those related to “closed-loop” work methods, which forced employees to move only from their bedrooms to their jobs. .