January 11, 2012
Three hundred staff at a factory that builds Xbox 360s have threatened to commit mass suicide if their wage demands are not met, it emerged today.
Employees working for electronics giant Foxcon in Wuhan, China, claim the company has failed to hand over wages they’re owed.
Campaign group China Jasmine Revolution said they would throw themselves from the plant’s roof if the missing money isn’t paid. According to reports, the row broke out following demands for a pay increase for 100 employees on January 2.
Management at Foxconn – the world’s largest contract electronics manufacturer and a crucial link in the supply chains of Apple, Dell, Nintendo and Song – then responded with an ultimatum.