Taiwan’s Economics Ministry says it’s in contact with contract electronics manufacturer Hon Hai, known globally as Foxconn, over mass protests at their plant in Zhengzhou, China.
On Wednesday, several videos posted on social media showed thousands of protesters in a standoff with police at Hon Hai’s compound in Zhengzhou. Reports indicate workers are displeased over salary payments and accommodation. Some workers claim the company is forcing employees to stay in rooms with people infected with COVID.
Videos show workers in the compound clashing with security personnel over the last few days.
Hon Hai has denied the allegations, saying that it conforms to the stipulations of its staff contracts. Company representatives also deny the claim that employees are asked to stay in the same rooms as active COVID cases. They say dormitories inside the compound have been disinfected and approved for use by Chinese authorities.
The Economics Ministry says Hon Hai told the ministry it has a handle on the situation.