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Foxconn plans further pay increase to stop suicides

Dan Nystedt | June 7, 2010
The company will raise pay in October for employees at its most troubled factory in China

Medical researchers in China say the suicides at Foxconn do not appear to have been caused by any of the major factors featured in recent media stories and that a careful study of the suicides needs to be undertaken.

Foxconn has taken a number of measures to prevent further suicides so far this year, including calling in Buddhist monks and psychiatrists to provide counseling, and installing nets on buildings designed to catch people attempting to jump. Most of the attempts have been by jumping from tall buildings. The company has also given press tours of its main facility, the Longhua factory complex in Shenzhen, to show off sports facilities, dormitories and conditions along production lines.

 

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