Photo from Xinhua: Foxconn CEO Terry Gou showing off the Shenzhen’s plant awesome swimming pool to the media. Unfortunately, hardly anyone seems to be using the pool.
From RTHK via Xinhua: The twelfth employee to jump from Foxconn’s Shenzhen plant this year became the tenth person to plunge to his death at the factory just now around 11pm. Earlier in the day, Foxconn CEO Terry Gou arrived in Shenzhen to bring the media for a tour around the factory’s recreational facilities said to be available to employees, such as the swimming pool you see on the right. He bowed multiple times for the “unstoppable tragedies”, adding that he was willing to stop making Foxconn employees sign the non-suicide pact. He also added that those who jumped did so because of boy-girl relationships, and that he was in no position to stop that from happening. Families of the suicide victims were seen outside the factory wailing, demanding for an investigation.
The latest jump comes just ONE day after the death of a 19 year old Hunan male by the name of Li Hai, who had only been working at Foxconn for just 42 days. Meanwhile, Foxconn’s biggest clients — Apple, Dell and HP — have begun to distance themselves from the company, saying they would look into the factory suicides.
People, you can help stop the Foxconn suicides. Think twice before you buy your next iPhone or iPad.
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