|06-13-2010, 07:39 PM||#1|
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Join Date: May 2002
Foxconn suicide plant stops hiring new workers
from theinquirer.net ............ Pending a review
PARENT OF Foxconn, Hon Hai Precision Industry has stopped hiring new workers for its suicide-hit Southern China plant, realising there isn't much point if they keep killing themselves.
According to Reuters , the company stopped hiring staff two weeks ago, pending a review of how the plant is being managed.
It has been a difficult time for Foxconn, the world's largest contract electronics maker with a customer list that includes Apple, Dell and Hewlett Packard, after 11 Chinese workers killed themselves at the massive plant, 10 of the suicides in last five months.
Steve Jobs of Apple claimed that the deaths weren't because it was a sweatshop yet according to reports Foxconn was willing to increase salaries by nearly 70 per cent in two rounds of pay increases.
The suicides came amid growing labour unrest in Southern China, the world's top manufacturing region, where poor migrant workers churn out what the big tech companies need to get their shiny toys into our hands.
Of course this wasn't going to stop Foxconn from pursuing profit , asking for more cash from its clients to help 'bear the burden'.
Yet Hon Hai chairman Terry Gou has a personal fortune estimated at $5.5 billion, and owns a castle.
"There is also a river called Helikon [in Pieria]. (...) But, they go on to say, the women who killed Orpheus wished to wash off in it the blood-stains, and thereat the River sank underground, so as not to lend its waters to cleanse manslaughter."
—Pausanias, Description of Greece 9. 30. 8
|06-15-2010, 04:51 PM||#2|
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Germany, Niedersachsen
Money isn`t anything, specially not if your lifetime is about to get abrupt stopped by your own actions. But sadly (?) I dont know enough about that...
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