Friday August 20 04:48 am
iPHONE FACTORY SUICIDES!
iPhone-maker rallies workers after China suicides
In Shenzen China, workers who typically spend their weeks putting together iPhones and other gadgets packed a stadium
at their campus on Wednesday, they shouted slogans as they rallied in an attempt to raise morale after a pattern of suicides
at the company's factories.
The outreach to workers shows how Foxconn Technology Group has been shaken by these suicides
as opposed to the bad press they attracted.
Louis Woo stated,"For a long period of time I think we were kind of blinded by our success,"
Louis Woo is a special assistant to Terry Gou, whom is the the founder of Foxconn's parent company.
Since then the company has already hired counselors, raised wages, and actually installed safety nets on the buildings to catch potential jumpers.
Job rotation will also take affect so workers can do different tasks and group assignments so workers don't feel so isolated.