In an alert sent out by China Labour Watch, it was claimed that 3,000 to 4,000 production workers at Foxconn’s Zhengzhou factory had gone on strike.
Workers were said to have been unhappy over the escalating demands, claiming Apple and Foxconn “raised strict quality demands on workers, including indentations standards of 0.02mm and demands related to scratches on frames and back covers.”
As complaints of scratches on iPhone 5 devices continued to be made by consumers, the friction between quality controllers and workers has been mounting. This resulted in some cases in physical violence.
It has also been reported workers were unhappy about being forced to work through a national holiday on 1 October.
However in a statement , Foxconn denied any strike had taken place, saying: "Any reports that there has been an employee strike are inaccurate. There has been no workplace stoppage in that facility or any other Foxconn facility and production has continued on schedule."