Thursday, June 3, 2010

Foxconn raises worker pay by 30 pct after suicides

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Socialism at it's best. People often wonder why others spend so much time fighting for freedom and Rights?
This is Dictatorship.and Communism. No Rights. They resort to suicide for others to get a pay raise.

Isn't it nice to know how our hard earn money and gadgets we buy support this?
clipped from news.yahoo.com

TAIPEI, Taiwan – Taiwan's Foxconn Technology Group, shaken by a spate of suicides at its China plants, said Wednesday it is raising the pay of workers by 30 percent, a greater increase than first planned.

FILE - In this Feb 24, 2010 file photo, a recruiter from Foxconn talks to job applicants outside the factory in Shenzhen in southern China's Guangdong

The company, which makes iPhones, iPads and other electronic gadgets, said the pay increase will take effect immediately at its plants across China.

"With the pay raise, we hope workers don't need to work overtime as much and thus gain more time for leisure and have a happier working environment," said a Foxconn official who asked for anonymity because he was not an authorized spokesman.

The basic salary at Foxconn's China plants is currently about 900 yuan ($130) per month.

Ten workers have killed themselves and three have attempted suicide at Foxconn's operations in southern China this year, involving mainly workers who jumped from buildings.
Labor activists accuse the company of having a rigid management style, an excessively fast assembly line and forced overwork.
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