Students and Scholars
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South China Morning Post: Wal-Mart starts probe on suicide at Shenzhen plant

Retail chain giant Wal-Mart Stores has launched an investigation into the recent suicide of a female worker at the mainland plant of its Hong Kong die-cast toy car supplier, Winson Plastic Manufactory.

The investigation was initiated by the United States company following the reported suicide on May 16 of Hu Nianzhen, a 45-year-old employee who jumped from a building at Winson’s Sturdy Products Factory site in Shenzhen after allegedly being berated by the management.

“We take reports like this very seriously and we will implement a corrective action plan if our investigations confirm any of the findings,” Wal-Mart spokeswoman Megan Murphy told the South China Morning Post (SEHK: 0583, announcements, news) .

Suicide Case Reaffirms ICTI’s Bogus Certification System

On 16 May, Hu Nianzhen, a 45-year-old female worker at Sturdy Products (泰強製品廠) jumped from a factory building to end her life after being berated by the management. Sturdy Products produces die-cast cars for Mattel, Walmart and Disney, and is certified by the ICTI CARE Process (seal no. C0283). As with the spate of suicides at Foxconn last year, Students & Scholars Against Corporate Misbehaviour (SACOM) questions whether this current case [...]

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