CLW Confirms Another Suicide of a Foxconn Worker

NEW YORK – China Labor Watch (CLW) has confirmed through multiple sources that on August 4, 2015, a male worker at the Foxconn factory in Zhengzhou, China jumped from a building to his death. Foxconn Zhengzhou is a major supplier of iPhone products to Apple Inc.
In the spring 2013, CLW reported that three workers Foxconn Zhengzhou workers committed suicide within a 20-day period. Some claimed that those suicides were linked to a “silent work mode” at Foxconn in which workers are purportedly threatened with termination if they talk on the job. (See press release 1 and press release 2.)
In October 2012, CLW reported that thousands of workers at the Foxconn Zhengzhou plant went on strike to protest pressure and conflict arising from stringent production demands of the iPhone 5. 
2013 image of the Foxconn Zhengzhou complex

***UPDATE August 7, 2015 (2:00 p.m.): This press release originally stated that the male worker jumped from a building on August 5. He jumped from a building on August 4, and the release has been updated to reflect this information***


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Founded in 2000, China Labor Watch is an independent not-for-profit organization. For more than a decade, CLW has collaborated with labor organizations and the media to conduct in-depth assessments of factories in China that produce toys, bikes, shoes, furniture, clothing, and electronics for some of the world’s largest brand companies. CLW’s New York office creates reports from these investigations, educates the international community on supply chain labor issues, and pressures corporations to improve conditions for workers.

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