Chinese-based site Zol, which is owned by CBS Interactive, is reporting that Apple has plans to give financial benefits to Foxconn employees in an attempt to stop their recent suicides. Foxconn, who have recently had several workers attempt to kill themselves by jumping from the top of their Shenzhen building, has been in the media spotlight for providing poor working conditions for their employees, including a $130 monthly salary for employees. Apple, one of Foxconn's biggest customers, recently commented on the matter, stating that they were taking the matter seriously and were "in direct contact with Foxconn senior management." Reports are that Apple is giving one or two percent of profits to Foxconn's employees, although nothing has been confirmed. If true, this is definitely a good way to begin to stop the suicides. Hopefully there will be more companies that step in and help to make the situation right.
Via Zol, MIC Gadget