Foxconn Brazil workers threaten with a strike over deteriorating work conditions

Foxconn Brazil workers threaten with a strike over deteriorating work conditions
Taking a page off the book of employees in Foxconn's motherland, its Brazilian factories are now complaining about working conditions. About 2, 500 people are threatening with strike if measures aren't taken to address the deteriorating atmosphere in which they have to assemble iPads and other assorted gadgets.

The reason for the newest brouhaha in the Foxconn universe is the extra amount of workers it hired, without planning for their existence outside the conveyor belts. People had to ride in overcrowded buses to work, as no additional transport was provided, and trucks had to haul water in, not to mention complaints about the food.

Union guys that organized the Foxconn Brazil workers say they have given an ultimatum of 10 days for working conditions to be improved upon, or they'll rename the city street that is called Steve Jobs. We kid, the unions threatened with a general strike after the 10-day period.

source: TechGuru (translated) via AppleInsider

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26 Comments

1. alpinejason

Posts: 262; Member since: Sep 06, 2011

why am i not surprised

2. android_hitman unregistered

why to name a street Steve Jobs??

7. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

because it sounds nicer than "indentured servitude street" :)

3. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

From China 2 Brazil.

4. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

This isn't going to help with Mr. Gou's headache. It must be splitting by now. Poor guy, having to manage all those animals.

19. lpratas

Posts: 398; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

All those animals! they are people, they are as sensible as the other persons! And Brazil isn't China. May have crime in Brazil but people are free of do what they want. And Brazil have several natural resources that China an USA covet and explore. Brazil of today it's a riche country. The brazilians don't need to be slaves of Taiwanese and North Americans. Who are you for to say that the brazilian employees of Foxconn are animals! Bastard!

22. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Chill out there, sped. I wasn't calling Brazillians animals, I was alluding to the quote from the Chairman of Foxconn's parent company in which he called his workers animals, and hired a zoo keeper to give a speech on managing animals. Wow, some people.

5. APPLE_ROYALLY

Posts: 25; Member since: Apr 24, 2012

We say we shall make improvements® We ask u u to leave if you dont like our rules® We think things will get worse® We hear this is bad news® We asked apple they said, we ask u not to worry® We are not liking this® We think apple likes to pay workers low wages® We dont like this® We like that®

8. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

STOP BEING AN iTROLL!!!

10. APPLE_ROYALLY

Posts: 25; Member since: Apr 24, 2012

We are not iTroll® We do not troll® We do not like that® We asked Apple to make improvements® We are Apple royallist® We like that®

14. adi4u4882

Posts: 137; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

Can you please stop with the 'we' s**t? Its really getting on my nerves. You really think your a spokesman or something if you talk like that?

6. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Good for the workers. Hope they get what they (and every other working human) deserve

9. A.aoudi

Posts: 125; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

Looks like the Sheep wont get his I pad.

11. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

And I remember some rocket scientists jumping for joy here when the Foxconn factory in Brazil was announced... Anyone could see this coming. They treat people like cattle. In China the workers don't know any better, but Brazil is another story. They will strike,and strike hard.

12. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Well, that didn't last long...

13. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

it happens in the U.S why shouldnt it habppen in 3rd world countries...

15. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

Since when is Brazil a 3rd world country???

16. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

over 1 billion people live on a dollar a day.. moving up to 1st world but not quite there

17. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

brazil is a beautiful place filled with beautiful women.. but they dont have the standard of living america does.. then again.. i dont think any country does really. Gallito, your going to have to step up with the wisecracks. With taco losing the bet and being self permabanned from the site.. you are now the leader of the iDiots, and I expect you to do your fallen comrade well. Hop to it!

18. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

no way is taco losing.... no way... remebemer Apple doesnt lose we sue.. lol

20. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

It's doubtful you know much about women. Gallito no loss yet. There's contradicting reports on who won. Samsung refuses to report their sales so it's all guesses.

23. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

I got your back taco... dont worry Remix better find another hobby...

24. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

iLife!

21. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Only thing coming out of Brazil is the ***est sport jiu jitsu

26. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

LOL its obvious who doesnt know what about women. Nice try. Go back to trying to peek at your mom in the show lamo. You have lost. Quit posting. Take your ban and go. Prove me wrong for the first time in forever by acting like a man and leaving with pride intact. I know you wont, and I know you cant.

25. Republican

Posts: 99; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

Brazilians are inferior and uneducated cheap laborers. They are blessed Foxconn allows them to assemble the iPad for the Elite of America.They could always go back to the jungle.

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