Feeds

Motorola PCB plant torched

"Disgruntled" employees suspected

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Next gen security for virtualised datacentres

Social control can only go so far. Even in Singapore, the nanny city-state, where spitting chewing gum on to the pavement merits a three-month prison sentence. So what lies in store for the arsonists who attempted to torch a Motorola PCB plant on the day it was sold to WUS Printed Circuits of Taiwan? Motorola, which flogged off two plants in a manufacturing outsourcing deal to WUS a few weeks back, will receive compensation – as it has not yet completed the handover of the facilities to WUS But only if arson is not the cause. As two fires broke out the same day on the same site, it doesn’t take Sherlock Holmes to detect a little helping hand going on here. Disgruntled employees are suspected, according to WUS, which is pointing the finger at the ranks of staffers who did not receive severance pay – unlike 500 co-workers who got pay-offs from Motorola when they were laid off last year. A second bone of contention, according to WUS, with the more recently laid-off staff, is the company’s statement that it may rehire workers from the first group of lay-offs. WUS is to swap production to factories in Taiwan and China, until repairs of the fire-damaged plant are completed. The company said it would continue to manufacture PCBs in Singapore for Motorola. ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
6 Obvious Reasons Why Facebook Will Ban This Article (Thank God)
Clampdown on clickbait ... and El Reg is OK with this
No, thank you. I will not code for the Caliphate
Some assignments, even the Bongster decline must
Kaspersky backpedals on 'done nothing wrong, nothing to fear' blather
Founder (and internet passport fan) now says privacy is precious
TROLL SLAYER Google grabs $1.3 MEEELLION in patent counter-suit
Chocolate Factory hits back at firm for suing customers
Mozilla's 'Tiles' ads debut in new Firefox nightlies
You can try turning them off and on again
Primetime precrime? Minority Report TV series 'being developed'
I have to know. I have to find out what happened to my life
Sit tight, fanbois. Apple's '$400' wearable release slips into early 2015
Sources: time to put in plenty of clock-watching for' iWatch
prev story

Whitepapers

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup
IT departments are embracing cloud backup, but there’s a lot you need to know before choosing a service provider. Learn all the critical things you need to know.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Backing up Big Data
Solving backup challenges and “protect everything from everywhere,” as we move into the era of big data management and the adoption of BYOD.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?