Workers at iPhone supplier in China protest unpaid bonuses

Apple said it will require company to survey employees and create an action plan to ensure promised bonuses get paid

October 23, 2017
The Canadian Press
The Canadian Press

SHANGHAI—Apple Inc. says it will investigate underpayment of bonuses after workers staged a night protest at an iPhone supplier in eastern China.

Witnesses said hundreds gathered October 18 to protest unpaid bonuses that were promised by labour brokers who recruited staff for Jabil Inc.’s Green Point factory in Wuxi city.

Apple said it will require Jabil to survey employees and “create an action plan” to ensure promised bonuses get paid.

Apple has been publishing the names of its top suppliers since 2012. It ramped up supply chain oversight following negative reports about worker suicides and factory explosions.