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Government help needed for Foxconn: officials

Government help needed for Foxconn: officials

Taipei, May 28 (CNA) Taiwanese officials expressed their concerns Friday about a string of deaths at a Foxconn Technology Group industrial park in China, saying the government should offer help and the public should show more understanding to the company.
Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng said that aside from the government supporting and providing assistance to the Taiwan-based company, also known as Hon Hai Precision Industry, the company should also specify what kind of help it needs to solve the issue.
Wang said media reports of the suicides at Foxconn plants in southern China might also cause similar incidents to occur at other Taiwanese businesses operating in China.
"Terry Gou's problem is the whole country's problem, " Wang said, referring to the company's founder and chairman.
Premier Wu Den-yih said the public should give greater encouragement to Gou, because of the important contribution he has made to the domestic and global economy.
"Gou has tremendous pressure at work as he has to manage nearly 800,000 employees," Wu said.
The Hon Hai Group is the world's largest contract maker of electronics, supplying the world's major electronic brands such as Apple Inc., Dell Inc. and Hewlett-Packard Co.
Members of a local labor union went to Hon Hai's headquarters in Taipei County to express their condolences over the deaths of the workers at the Foxconn complex and urged the company to review its management style.
Lin Tzu-wen, the head of the National Federation of Independent Trade Unions, said electronics manufacturers should not treat their workers as machines.
(By Kelven Huang, Lee Ming-chung, Sunrise Huang and Fanny Liu)




Updated : 2021-05-13 07:49 GMT+08:00