Posts Tagged ‘foxconn’

With Iphone workers, Shenzhen

Posted 25 May 2011 — by jordan
Category china

In Longhua, Shenzhen, 350 000 young people are working at Foxconn factory. Taiwanese Foxconn is China’s biggest private employer and the main supplier of Apple, as well as HP, Acer, Nokia and other world famous phone/computer companies. After a tragic wave of suicides and big media exposure last year, Foxconn workers obtained a subsequent pay rise and anti-suicide nets. However, productivity demands have increased a lot, making living and working conditions of Foxconn people much tougher. I went twice to Longhua, each time spending one week on spot. I wrote a comment here last Christmas, that includes more pictures.