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Foxconn Plans Plant With 300,000 Workers in Central China's Henan Province [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2010-7-21 15:41:28 |Display all floors

Foxconn Prohibits Prostitution, Extra-Marital Affairs

Foxconn Technology Group, the electronics maker that faced a spate of suicides this year, bans workers from cheating on their spouses, visiting “shady” venues and engaging in activities that may be a health hazard.

Workers should also inform the company as to their whereabouts when on duty during longer public holidays or overseas trips, Asia’s largest corporate employer said in a statement yesterday. Foxconn also bans workers from engaging in illegal gambling, prostitution, drugs, bribery and participating in organized crime and speculative investments, it said.

The assembler of electronics products ranging from Apple Inc.’s iPhones to Dell Inc.’s computers said workers must follow eight rules of conduct after the China Times reported a 37 year- old employee, surnamed He, expensed a July 17 farewell party at a hostess bar. The rules have existed for years, according to the statement.

“Companies need good company rules because there’s a gap between what the law allows and requires, and the specific requirements of companies for employee conduct,” said Joseph Deng, a Shanghai-based employment lawyer at Baker & McKenzie. “In the absence of specific rules, the ability for companies to discipline or terminate is very weak.”

Foxconn Group spokesman Edmund Ding didn’t answer calls or reply to emails seeking comment on how the company monitors or enforces the code.

The China Times report, denied by the company, said the wife of the employee threatened to kill herself because she suspected her husband was seeking the services of a woman while with colleagues at a hostess bar in Shenzhen, southern China. China Times didn’t say where it obtained the information.

He, who’s been employed by the group for five years, had never worked in Shenzhen and his expenses totaled NT$10,000 ($321) this year, according to yesterday’s statement, issued by Foxconn’s T.a.ipei-based flagship, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co.

China Labor Watch, a New York-based human rights group, accused Foxconn of running a sweatshop after at least 10 workers killed themselves this year. Both Foxconn Chairman and Founder Terry Gou, 59, and Apple Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs have denied the sweatshop claims.

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Post time 2010-7-21 15:44:42 |Display all floors

Foxconn's Rules

Tough rules. I've never heard of any other company with such rules.


Foxconn’s Eight Employee Rules

1. Do not join organized crime gangs or activities.

2. Do not engage in illegal gambling, prostitution or drugs.

3. Do not engage in corruption, accept bribes, accept supplier dinners or gifts.

4. Do not visit shady entertainment venues.

5. Do not engage in improper male-female relations, i.e. extramarital affairs.

6. Do not participate in speculative, illegal investments.

7. Do not participate in activities that are bad for physical or mental health.

8. Employees who are on duty during long public holidays, or take an overseas trip, must sign an “employee safety agreement” and inform the company of their whereabouts.

Source: Foxconn Technology Group.

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Post time 2010-7-21 16:24:16 |Display all floors

Reply #1 satsu_jin's post

I heard Foxconn will transfer its production line to Langfang, Hebei....

It's time for Foxconn to consider relocation after over 10 employees' death in Shenzhen...Henan's densely populated....But the labor cost and other expenses will be cheaper than that of Shenzhen....And employees don't need to go to Shenzhen from Henan....

As for the working hours in Foxconn, I doubt that....
Another day , another dollars!

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Post time 2010-7-23 13:41:05 |Display all floors

Reply #50 satsu_jin's post

It's about time to rid Henan of "Shaolinism" - meat, alcohol and tramps!

ha ha ha

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Post time 2010-7-23 13:41:56 |Display all floors

Maybe asking the Henan employee to practise Vegetarianism!

That will be good too!

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Post time 2010-7-29 09:07:01 |Display all floors

Foxconn to open 2,000 stores in Henan Province

Foxconn to open 2,000 stores in Henan Province

Foxconn Technology Group, one of the world's largest manufacturers of electronic products, is holding talks with the local government of Henan Province in Central China, about opening some 2,000 chain stores in the province, Shanghai Daily reported.

The firm has been negotiating with the local commercial authorities about establishing some 2,000 shops across Henan Province, ing IT products and home appliances, an official within the Henan Provincial Commercial Administration said yesterday.

The planned stores will only be allowed to operate in the countryside of the province. they may enjoy preferential policies such as a subsidy of RMB 6,000 for each shop, and a 13% government subsidy to consumers who buy certain products.

Hon Hai Precision Industry Co, Foxconn's parent company, has registered to build two plants in Zhengzhou, capital of Henan Province, to produce cell phones and other devices.

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Post time 2010-7-29 13:20:39 |Display all floors

Reply #55 satsu_jin's post

Foxconn does "retail" as well?

wow!

that would strengthen their business,
but as it's common, it's better to have a different subsidiary to do "retail", especially Hon Hai base of products, mostly handphones, mobile consoles are pretty fickle compared to the more "basic needs of computer desk set, and lap tops"!

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