Since our founding in 2005, Students and Scholars against Corporate Misbehaviour (SACOM) has been concerned about the labour conditions of Disney’s supplier factories in China. Our [...]
Despite large pay rises and improved mental health support services, another worker at Foxconn, the technology giant in Shenzhen that has been associated with a string of worker suicides, plunged to his death early yesterday morning.
The body of a 23-year-old male employee was found outside a dormitory at the company’s Guanglan complex. He had worked for the company for eight months, Foxconn said in a statement.
The police are carrying out an investigation into this matter and Foxconn is co-operating fully with that process, it said.
Taiwan-owned Foxconn Technology Group is the world’s biggest contract electronics manufacturer, taking in over 50% of global electronics manufacturing and service industry revenue. Foxconn operates more than 40 manufacturing facilities and Research and Development centers in Asia, Russia, Europe, and the Americas. Its accumulated revenues for January to September 2010 reached NT $ 1.95 trillion (US $ 60.82 billion), up nearly 63% on the previous year-larger than some of the companies for which it manufacturers products such as Microsoft and Nokia by the rankings of the Global Fortune 500 Companies. With the huge government expenditure and the rapid growth of demand for consumer electronics, China’s export economy is fast recovering from the recent [...]
28 October 2010
In March 2010, a SACOM research team went to investigate the massive poisoning case at United Win (China) Technology Ltd., a subsidiary of Wintek Corporation in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China.
In mid-2009, there were rumours about workers being poisoned. The poisoning cases [...]