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More than 20,000 employees, most of them new hires not yet on the production line, have left Apple supplier Foxconn's Zhengzhou plant in China, according to Rreuters.
The layoffs will complicate the company's previous goal of resuming full production by the end of November, following protests from workers that rocked production at the world's largest iPhone factory. Foxconn declined to comment.
The layoffs came after the Taiwanese firm offered 10,000 yuan ($1,915) on Thursday to employees who wished to quit and leave the chaotic factory.
The company apologized for a “technical error” related to wages while hiring new employees, which eventually became a factor in the protests.
Videos posted on Chinese social media networks on Friday show crowds and long lines of workers with luggage queuing for buses with “Time to go home” signs.
wages and severe restrictions imposed in connection with Covid-19. It also revealed communication problems and distrust of Foxconn management by some employees.
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