What you need to know
- A new report says a MacBook factory in Shanghai is facing continued turmoil and that some workers are starting to revolt against their overseers.
- A video earlier this month showed workers scrambling to leave the factory and a riot.
- Bloomberg reports that there have been more revolts and that factory floors are vacant.
A new report says that a MacBook factory in Shanghai continues to face turmoil and that some of its workers have revolted against their overseers.
Bloomberg reported Friday:
The report says that workers who have been "trapped in a bubble for almost two months" are "demanding more freedom and beginning to revolt against their overseers."
The report cites shocking video footage that emerged earlier this month and claims another incident took place in the last week:
One worker said people were getting "frustrated and tired" of these controls, referring to lockdown measures in the region stemming from China's strict zero-COVID policy. Most factories in the region are operating "closed-loop" policies, with workers only allowed to travel between factories and accommodation, or worse being housed in the factories themselves.
Unfortunately, it seems that a COVID outbreak began right before April lockdown measures, with the factory's close conditions actually aiding the spread of the virus and starting a local outbreak.
Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.
Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple. Follow him on Twitter @stephenwarwick9
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