According to reports, the incident began among a few workers and spread to include hundreds. The destruction of the factory led to its closing, however, amidst economic climates and citations, this may be an opportunity for the cooperation to decide whether they will rebuild or leave the factory closed.
At the time of report- it was not known who exactly started the incident and why it was started (*side eye*).
In March, a report on working conditions Foxconn documented dozens of major labor-rights violations, including excessive overtime, unpaid wages and salaries that aren’t enough to cover basic living expenses. Prepared by auditors from the Fair Labor Association, the report surveyed 35,500 employees at those factories about their working and living conditions, including their compensation and working hours.
The FLA’s report said that Foxconn has agreed to work with the group to remedy many of the violations it recorded. In one key move, Foxconn said it will achieve “full legal compliance” with Chinese work-hour laws by July 1, 2013. To do that, Foxconn will need to hire “tens of thousands” of extra workers to offset its current employees’ workload, the FLA said.
Who is impacted?:
Those reliant on Apple products
The families that will not be able to sustain without the income earned
The company may be impacted initially by poor sales or divested stock holders. Invariably, this could benefit the company as well by emerging with a better reputation and quality of product. This scenario could impact the company either way.
Law enforcement/criminal behavior may increase. Without jobs, many may resort to illegal activities to earn wages.
Education. Children of those who worked at the factory may be forced to forego their own academia to assist the family.
This event is a ripple effect.