Foxconn raises basic pay by 16% for certain line workers and cuts probation period in half
Foxconn has improved conditions at three factories and should have the other plants meeting its standards by the middle of next year. The company made 89 improvements to many of its facilities, and came in ahead of schedule. Foxconn is also backing a local law that would extend the number of workers who can receive unemployment benefits. Still, the company has a way to go to meet some other laws such as lowering the amount of overtime for 170,000 Chinese workers to within legal limits.
1. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)
That's a good thing.
Before you troll, remember that every companies hardware is assembled in such circumstances. Don't wanna buy China labor production? Throw away your Intel computer, your shoes, your clothes...
2. wendygarett (unregistered)
Sorry dude, just wait and listen some suicide news coming soon :)
4. applesauce (banned) (Posts: 165; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)
Not every company has their products made in such conditions. Many cell phones and other consumer electronics, yes, there may be similar situations, but not every. The issue isn't just working conditions and pay, its that apple, currently the most profitable company on the planet, is so aggressive with cost cutting that the workers in the factories are treated as disposable robots, and the managements continue to encourage maximum cost cutting, in order to keep their inflated margins, not out of a sense of quality control or lower purchase prices, and in doing so have made themselves out to be greedy "fat cats" with little regard for the "little man"
6. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)
Yes, it is an issue. Not for Apple only, but for Apple especially. They have autority, they have more way more money than Cook can eat for - they have the potential to turn this thing around.
5. Jphones (Posts: 233; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
WTF $283.10 USD a month is still slave labor. how about they pay them a decent salary. An apple the benefactor should be fined to they just got a billion dollars from samsung so they can help chip in. Smh what a world we live in where the most valuable company in the world is payin another company to profit from slave labor
9. asulect (Posts: 131; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)
If you factored in the fact that they only pay $0.70USD a meal and $63USD monthly rent, they don't take much money home at all.
7. rallyguy (Posts: 524; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)
$40 month? If these products were for any other company the would be protests. But people think Apple is a great company.