Monday, January 16, 2012

Microsoft Investigate Threats Mass Suicide at Foxconn

Wuhan, China - Responding to reports of mass suicide committed workers Foxconn, Microsoft immediately conduct an investigation. IT giant's inappropriate to worry, considering the Foxconn factory making their Xbox component.

Previously proclaimed, 300 Foxconn factory workers are located in Wuhan, China threatened to commit suicide. They do this crazy action in protest of salary disputes.

"In our understanding, the protests of the workers associated with the employment agreement's transfer policy, instead of working environmental conditions," said Microsoft spokesman as reported by Cnet, Thursday (12/01/2012).

Since January 2, workers are asking for a raise. But Foxconn instead gave two options. That is transferred to an alternative production line with the compensation, or keep a job but without a raise.

Most of the workers chose the first option, but the promised compensation is not forthcoming. While a few others chose to resign.

A spokesman for Microsoft said they are very serious attention to working conditions at Foxconn factory. Microsoft is committed to fair treatment and safe for workers in their vendor partners and ensure the vendor in accordance with Microsoft policy.

Foxconn is known as a manufacturer of hardware for large companies. In addition to Microsoft, Foxconn is also working on hardware for Apple, Hewlett-Packard, Dell and Sony.

The dark side of Foxconn's treatment of its employees began to frequently published since the incidence of suicide that occurred in early 2010. Carrying 16 people committed suicide at Foxconn factory in Shenzhen, China.

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