After Apple’s iPhone 4 announcement, Foxconn held their annual shareholders meeting in Taiwan and Hong Kong, and CEO Terry Gou has proclaim some interesting details on the suicide tragedy. He told the Taiwan press and shareholders, the company have evidence that some employee killed themselves is because of the financial payoff, thus Foxconn will end the suicide compensation. Guo was also frustrated that the media had created a bad social image on him…
Guo Tai-ming said the company might go for a divestment, to move the main production line back to Taiwan, and use more machines-work for producing. He emphasized that commit suicide is a social responsibility, a corporate could not afford too much social responsibilities. Therefore, he will decide to sell the company’s dormitory to the local government, they will in-charged it, and Foxconn will rent the dormitory from the government instead.
During the meeting, Gou published a real last words from one of the employees, the last words clearly stated that the reason for his suicide is about the compensation, and this will act as a return to his family. Foxconn stated that the employee who has written this letter of last words, was rescued by the company before his suicide attempt. We have a video news report, and the highlights of it:
Guo also complaint about his bad social image which has created by the media. Watch the video news report below, and the highlights:
We think that Guo’s latest comments are just to comfort Foxconn’s shareholders. By showing a letter of last words from employee and some suicide survey reports, Foxconn ends the suicide payments to victim’s families. Those families might feel uncomfortable for this, the whole circumstances just make Foxconn looks injustice, and looks like Guo is showing himself as a innocent role for what had really happened.
As for the divestment, we believe Foxconn is giving pressure to the local government, the authorities will get panic if any divestments take place. Thus the government will control the Chinese media to stop reporting negative news on Foxconn. After 2 times of wages increase, we really hope Foxconn workers can live happily ever after, but the whole incident doesn’t look like coming to an end.
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