Foxconn settles with workers who threatened mass suicide
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“Electronics manufacturer Foxconn said it has settled a pay dispute with workers at one of its China factories after the employees protested last week by threatening to commit suicide.”
One individual who participated in the protest told The New York Times that the workers had been transferred from a Foxconn facility in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen to the factory in Wuhan. They were promised $450 a month in salary, plus overtime pay but when they got there, they were given about a third less than what was agreed upon and the conditions in Wuhan were much more difficult.
The protest took place last week at a plant in Wuhan, China. The company said the protest involved about 150 of its 32,000 employees. Earlier reports, however, said 300 individuals were involved in a mass suicide threat.