Yesterday we reported that thousands of workers at a Foxconn plant in Beijing had gone on strike over a dispute with managers regarding annual bonuses. The strike was tweeted about on Weibo, and covered extensively by Hong Kong’s Phoenix TV and Radio Free Asia, but now Foxconn is denying it ever took place.
Foxconn’s full statement:
We can confirm that a recent online report alleging a workplace disruption at our facility in Beijing is without foundation and completely inaccurate. The management team at that campus, together with representatives of the Human Resources department and the Foxconn Labor Union, hosted a town hall meeting on January 22 attended by many of our employees. That meeting, which lasted two hours, was arranged to address employees’ questions on matters relating to salary and bonuses, among other topics. Contrary to the online report, there was no disruption in our operations in that facility.
The welfare of our employees is our top priority and this meeting was part of a regular process that our management carries out to engage with employees, to update them on our company’s developments and to better understand the needs of our employees.
[Via: The Next Web]