A leaked report claims Foxconn employees are being badly treated. World's largest electronics maker is allegedly responsible for a slurry of offenses, including physical abuse, privacy invasion, illegal labor practices and unsafe working conditions.
In May,it was reported that 11 workers had committed suicide and that the last employee had only been working for Foxconn for 42 days. The tense situation ended with Foxconn announcing a 30% pay-raise for its workers. The new report states that the rise was no higher than 9.1% and that workers were missing out on bonuses which they were promised.
A survey, conducted by more than 60 teachers and students from 20 different universities in Hong Kong and Taiwan found that at the company’s Shenzhen, Kunshan, Taiyuan, Wuhan and Shanghai plants, workers were being abused and were the victims of other human rights violations. In some plants, the abused workers made more than 50% of the plants employees. Fourteen of the students trying to conduct the survey, went inside the plants themselves to get a full experience of what life really is like.
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Re: Foxconn facing claims it abused its employees by Anonymous on Tuesday, October 12 2010 @ 02:37:51 CEST
The Chinese government can manage to stick spied in 10 different foreign countries and 10 different companies in those foreign companies and steal secrets for YEARS. Yet getting just a couple of agents inside their OWN company to see if there are abuses going on seems to be beyond them. This should outrage the Chinese people, but apparently it does not. Don't get western countries to do the job your own government should be doing.