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Workplace Issues Today: Foxconn asked workers to sign non suicide pledges

An investigation by the Centre for Research on Multinational Companies and Students and Scholars Against Corporate Misbehaviour found that workers in Foxconn factories in China were forced to sign ‘no suicide’ pledges after a string of suicides last year. The investigation found that workers were accused of committing suicide to secure large payments to family members, and had to promise that if they did commit suicide, their families would only seek the minimum in damages. The report also found that workers were working excessive overtime in bad conditions, and had little time outside the factory. Foxconn manufacturers products for Apple.

See “Foxconn workers forced to sign ‘no suicide’ pledge,” Times of India, May 02 2011 (SD)

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