Foxconn plans to increase their workers’ salaries

By Andrew Jones
Sunday, February 19, 2012 16:04 EDT
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The Foxconn company. Image via AFP.
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Foxconn, the Taiwanese company manufacturing products for prominent tech companies including Apple, is responding to major criticism for the harsh treatment of its employees by saying they will raise their salaries.

According to The New York Times, Foxconn announced Saturday it would increase their workers pay from 16 to 25 percent, or about $400 a month, and reduce overtime hours.

Apple has faced enormous pressure for news surfacing on Foxconn’s behavior towards its employees for violating Chinese labor laws. Foxconn, whose Chinese factory produces the iPhone, also encountered heavy public backlash for a number of suicides occurring at the same place.

The manufacturing company’s chief Terry Goru recently apologized for comparing workers to animals.

Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones is a staff writer/reporter for Raw Story. Besides covering politics, he is also a freelance sports journalist, as well as a slam poetry and music artist. You can follow him on Twitter @sluggahjells.
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