China labour arbitrators rule against injured Foxconn worker
The elder Zhang is preparing to appeal the decision,according to the family'slawyer Zhang Xiaotan.No comment was immediately available from Foxconn. Since the case came to light, the company has stated that the government said that Zhang can have his disability assessment conducted in Shenzhen.
Labour activists say Zhang's case highlights a common practice among large companies in China, which sign work contracts with employees in inner Chinese cities, where wages and compensations levels are relatively low, and then deploy them to work in more expensive cities.
Doctors removed half Zhang's brain to keep him alive and he remains in hospital under close observation, unable to speak or walk properly.
His case has raised fresh questions over the labour practices of Foxconn, one of the biggest and most high-profile private employers in China, after a series of suicides among its workforce of about 1.5 million and recent labour unrest.
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