Foxconn raises salaries again, amidst a backlash against the FLA's rosy work conditions remarks
Pressured from many sides about the working conditions at its factories, Foxconn decided to raise salaries for the third time since 2010 as of this month. Workers at Foxconn will be getting between 16-25% pay rise, as Foxconn's parent Hon Hai shares shot up, buoyed by record sales of Apple's iPhone 4S.
In the meantime, the Fair Labor Association's chair comments that conditions at the factory in Foxconn City are far from the worst they've seen, drew ire from labor rights proponents, and even from some of his own lieutenants. Jorge Perez-Lopez, who is second in command at the FLA, said "The work we're doing at Foxconn is not about first impressions or whether something has a paint job or not. The proof will be in the pie, will be in the eating. It will be when the report comes out."
The preliminary FLA report is not due until early March, and the organization has 30 people onsite to audit the factories and conduct anonymous interviews with at least a third of the 100 000-strong army that works at these Foxconn plants.