Feeds

Motorola PCB plant torched

"Disgruntled" employees suspected

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Maximizing your infrastructure through virtualization

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. ®

The Power of One Infographic

More from The Register

next story
BBC goes offline in MASSIVE COCKUP: Stephen Fry partly muzzled
Auntie tight-lipped as major outage rolls on
You! Pirate! Stop pirating, or we shall admonish you politely. Repeatedly, if necessary
And we shall go about telling people you smell. No, not really
Airbus promises Wi-Fi – yay – and 3D movies (meh) in new A330
If the person in front reclines their seat, this could get interesting
UK Parliament rubber-stamps EMERGENCY data grab 'n' keep bill
Just 49 MPs oppose Drip's rushed timetable
There's NOTHING on TV in Europe – American video DOMINATES
Even France's mega subsidies don't stop US content onslaught
Samsung threatens to cut ties with supplier over child labour allegations
Vows to uphold 'zero tolerance' policy on underage workers
Dude, you're getting a Dell – with BITCOIN: IT giant slurps cryptocash
1. Buy PC with Bitcoin. 2. Mine more coins. 3. Goto step 1
ITC: Seagate and LSI can infringe Realtek patents because Realtek isn't in the US
Land of the (get off scot) free, when it's a foreign owner
prev story

Whitepapers

Reducing security risks from open source software
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
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.
Application security programs and practises
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.