Today, another Foxconn employee leapt to his/her death from a Shenzhen window, despite the safety nets they erected several months ago – something our own Joel Johnson saw himself on his visit there last week. [Reuters]
Not only does Foxconn “categorically reject” last week’s shocking survey of 1736 employees who told of overtime, lack of promised pay rises and even violence, but they believe that their 937,000 employees work in a “safe and positive” environment.
They’ve tried putting up safety nets, scrapping the suicide compensation and bringing in an external dorm management company, but nothing’s stopped the trickle of suicides at their factories. Now Foxconn thinks hiring more mature workers will solve their problems.