Students and Scholars
Against
Corporate Misbehaviour

Year Month

Explosion at Foxconn is not Accidental; Predicaments of Workers Remain

Students & Scholars Against Corporate Misbehaviour (SACOM) visited the Foxconn’s plants in Chengdu, the production sites of iPad, in March 2011. Workers from the polishing department state that they always breathe in the aluminium dust. The ventilation in the department is poor. Even though they have worn gloves, their hands are still covered by dust and so as their face and clothes. Unfortunately, the dust on workers’ face cannot be seen in order to protect the identities of workers.

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Deconstructing Foxconn

Foxconn is the world’s largest electronics manufacturer, producing iPhones, iPods, Nokias, etc. It employs more than 900,000 workers in China. In the first five months of 2010, the world was shocked to see a continuous series of suicides happening in Foxconn. What actually went wrong? This video is a visual footage for the report “Workers as Machines: Military management in Foxconn” (sacom.hk/archives/740) released by SACOM.