Workers on a production line at Foxconn's Longhua plant, which employs 300,000 people and makes products for Apple.

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Foxconn preparing representative labor union elections in China factories for first time

Foxconn says elections will include more junior employees, no management involvement.

Move is in response to frequent worker protests, soaring labour costs

Financial Times  — 

Foxconn, the contract manufacturer whose biggest customer is Apple, is preparing genuinely representative labour union elections in its factories in China for the first time, a powerful sign of the changes in the workshop of the world demanded by an increasingly restive workforce.