According to Hong Kong based Phoenix TV, thousands of Foxconn workers in Beijing have gone on strike ahead of Spring Festival to protest the factory’s refusal to pay end of year bonuses or raise salaries.
As the Year of the Snake approaches, most Chinese employees are happily contemplating their end of year bonuses, thousands of employees a Foxconn plant in Beijing’s Yizhuang Economic Development Zone left production lines after they learned they would not be receiving bonuses.
The protest began on January 22 and continued well into the night, photos of the strike were circulated on Weibo and other social media platforms. Phoenix TV reports that a large number of police officers were sent to supervise the situation and prevent any kind of escalation. As of writing it is unclear whether the workers’ actions have been successful in forcing the factory to pay out end of year bonuses.
[Via: China Venture (CN), h/t: @MissXQ]