300 Chinese Foxconn Workers 'Threaten Mass Suicide' At XBox Plant

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300 Chinese Foxconn Workers 'Threaten Mass Suicide' At XBox Plant

Post by Admin on Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:42 pm

300 Chinese Foxconn Workers 'Threaten Mass Suicide'


Around 300 Chinese workers who manufacture XBox consoles took to a factory roof and threatened bosses with mass suicide over a dispute about pay, unconfirmed reports have claimed.

"According to the reports the employees had asked bosses for a raise but in response were told to either quit with compensation or keep their jobs at their usual salary.

Most workers apparently decided to leave, but the company did not hand over the money as promised.

According to the China Jasmine Revolution website, the workers were only dissuaded a day later when the mayor of Wuhan talked them out of committing suicide.

Foxconn factories in China have been the scene of several suicides by workers in the past, including 14 in 2010 alone at its Shenzhen plant, after complaints of low pay and poor conditions.

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Post by RedSun on Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:06 pm

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