A worker at an affiliate of Foxconn died Tuesday after falling from a dorm building. It was unclear whether the latest death was also a suicide.
For the first time, 59yrs old Foxconn’s CEO, Gou Tai-ming, has finally respond on the suicide tragedy which had happened in Shenzhen, China. According to Taiwan’s media report, Gou told the press that Foxconn is not a ‘Sweatshop’, they are dealing with the case now and they will make every effort to stabilize the situation. One of Taiwan’s magazine report that Gou is inviting more monks to provide consolation for the suicide cases.
The Foxconn suicide mess is all started from job stress. Within half a year, there are 9 suicides with 7 confirmed-deaths in Foxconn’s factory of China, Shenzhen. In order to find out what’s really going on in that factory, the Southern Weekly, described by The New York Times as China’s most influential liberal newspaper, has sent an amateur reporter to slip into Foxconn’s factory to pretend as a worker and the mission is to find out the truth of the suicide cluster.
The Foxconn workers are working hard to make Apple motherboards, iPhones, and all kinds of things for Apple everyday. Some of them have attempted suicide because of working pressure. Today, Foxconn starts to cure their lovely workers by introducing the “Destress Room”.