Report: Hundreds Of Xbox Makers At Foxconn Plant Threatened Suicide

Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn has factories just about everywhere in the world, and they make stuff for just about every gadget company that you can think of. This makes any news coming out of the company, from 2010’s suicide cluster to last year’s explosion, fascinating to us. But it’s hard to look at your Xbox quite the same way after learning that hundreds of Foxconn workers reportedly took to the roof and threatened suicide over severance payments.

Accounts differ between anti-government news sources and Foxconn’s own press releases, but talks with the mayor of Wuhan and promise of either more pay or the promised severance payments got employees down off the roof.

Report: Mass Suicide Threats at Xbox 360 Plant [Kotaku]
Foxconn Resolves Pay Dispute With Workers [New York Times]

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