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Foxconn’s India iPhone Unit in Silent Mode – BS

On December 15, almost 260 workers became ill with food poisoning at a hostel for workers at Foxconn’s iPhone plant in an industrial park near Chennai in southern India.

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Apple had placed the Foxconn India factory on probation after discovering that some dormitories and dining rooms did not meet required standards. Photo: Reuters.


Nearly a fortnight after a food poisoning incident halted operations at the Foxconn iPhone manufacturing unit at Sipcot Industrial Park in Sriperumbudur, near Chennai in southern India, an uneasy calm prevails outside the plant.

On December 15, almost 260 workers became ill with food poisoning at the Foxconn plant’s hostel in Tiruvallur and around 159 staff (mostly women) had to be hospitalised. In ensuing protests, about 2,000 angry Foxconn employees blocked the busy Chennai-Bengaluru highway on December 27.  Foxconn has also been under fire for allegedly keeping 25-30 workers in hostel rooms meant for around 10 people.

Read the full report: Business Standard.





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Jim Pollard

Jim Pollard is an Australian journalist based in Thailand since 1999. He worked for News Ltd papers in Sydney, Perth, London and Melbourne before travelling through SE Asia in the late 90s. He was a senior editor at The Nation for 17+ years and has a family in Bangkok.


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