In business for less than a couple of months, Foxconn’s Brazilian iPad plant is already making the news. Workers may begin striking May 3 over the undersupply of water, food, and transportation to and from work.
From the original Portuguese article (translated) over on Portaljj States:
The problems have been accumulating and straw was precisely the lack of water in the unit located on the highway Anhanguera, on Friday last week. “There was no water even to make food,” he said. Faced with the problem the union demanded a Providence company that hired water trucks to supply power and provided to employees coming from another unit of the company … The food arrived by registered mail,” said Evandro. The food, incidentally, is a major problem in the company, according to denounce the union. “The quality of the meal is very bad and the waiting time in queues for food is huge,” detailed Evandro Santos.
Workers are giving Foxconn a full 10 days to rectify the problem or they will go on strike. At this point, Apple must absolutely hate Foxconn. Every chance the supply company gets they end up in the news for being complete idiots. Also, it’s starting to look like Foxconn and Apple will be married in our minds for a long, long time to come.