China factory terminates suicide payments
After a number of much publicised suicides at its mainland China factory, Taiwanese company Foxconn will no longer make ex gratia payments to the families of workers who kill themselves:
Foxconn has been paying compensation equivalent to 10 years' wages to the families of suicide victims.
Posters have gone up at the factory site in Shenzhen to explain the move.
They say that to prevent more tragedies Foxconn will not pay compensation beyond its legal obligations.
Ten times the annual wage is quite an incentive.