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Huge brawl at Foxconn

Huge brawl at Foxconn

At one of Foxconn’s factories, notorious supplier for – among others – Apple, a huge brawl broke out. Some 300 to 400 people joined in, leaving 11 injured.

Drunken employees during a holiday

According to Foxconn, the brawl took place Tuesday of last week after some turmoil arose between two groups of employees. Both groups had a little bit to drink because of a holiday, something that probably contributed to the fight. Several days later, another fight almost ensued, but that one was quickly put to rest.


Market specialists do not find the unrest at Foxconn surprising, as leading several thousand, mostly young, employees is a challenging task. Labour unions believe that the awful working conditions play a large part in how these fights get started. Workers have to work long hours and are often a long way from home. On top of that, the pressure at Foxconn is tremendously high.


The company employs several hundred thousand workers and was even forced to close a factory in Taiyuan after riots broke out within its workforce of 2,000 employees.

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