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Foxconn denies worker unrest slowed iPhone assembly

12:07 PM, Oct 6, 2012   |    comments
Visitors at a job fair in May 2010 walk past the Foxconn recruitment area in Shenzhen in south China's Guangdong province. (Photo: AP)
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BEIJING (AP) - A labor watch group says thousands of workers at a Chinese factory that makes Apple's iPhones have gone on strike over increased quality control demands and having to work during an extended national holiday.

New York-based China Labor Watch says several iPhone 5 production lines at Foxconn's Zhengzhou factory are paralyzed after 3,000-4,000 workers went on strike after finding the new demands difficult to meet. They're also angry they were being forced to work during the Golden Week holiday.

Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology Group manufactures iPhones in China. The iPhone 5 debuted in September.

China Labor Watch says workers beat quality control inspectors, who also carried out a work stoppage after management ignored their complaints.

Last month, a brawl involving 2,000 workers broke out at Foxconn's factory in China's Taiyuan city.

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