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China: Two hundred Foxconn workers threaten suicide

•, By Ben McGrath

Two months after the release of a report by the US-based Fair Labor Association (FLA) into working conditions at Foxconn plants in China, 200 company employees threatened suicide at its Wuhan facility.

The workers walked off the job on April 27, climbed onto the factory roof and threatened to jump in the second collective suicide threat over wages and conditions at the plant since January. The facility mainly produces Xbox 360s—one of Microsoft’s most profitable products.

According to Hong Kong’s MingPao Daily, the protesting workers had been transferred from other plants in Shenzhen and Yangtai only to have their output increased with longer hours, and less pay. .

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