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Plight of Migrant Workers Blamed For Foxconn Suicides

The rash of suicides at Foxconn are not due to harsh working conditions but the plight of China’s migrant workforce, says an open letter signed by a dozen Chinese sociologists. The letter blames the string of Foxconn suicides on the social problems faced by China’s vast class of migrant workers. Originating from poor rural areas, Chinese migrant workers are often rootless and isolated, [.
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Updated: Foxconn reportedly considering shutting down at least some, perhaps all Mainland China factories

Technology : The Next Web Blog (4 years ago)

The UK’s Register is quoting an ON.CC report (in Chinese, Google translation here) that Foxconn, which has seen a rash of suicides at its Shenzhen plant recently, will close down its entire operation in Mainland China. The Irish Tim... Read Post

Victim's family blames suicide at Chinese Apple supplier on mistreatment

Technology Industry News / Apple : Macworld (2 years ago)

The family of a worker who committed suicide at an alleged Apple supplier in China is blaming his death on the harsh management at the factory and has tried demonstrating against the company, only to be detained by local police. The... Read Post

Should you blame yourself for the suicides at Foxconn, the Chinese electronics factory that makes products for Apple, Dell, and Microsoft?

Technology : Slate - Technology (4 years ago)

Last week, the Chinese media got hold of a contract that the electronics manufacturing company Foxconn recently asked its workers to sign. Call it a non-suicide pact—"I will not harm myself or others," they were asked to declare. Th... Read Post


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