Manufacturer of Apple devices confirms that its workers will see a wage hike after coming under fire in the recent past
Foxconn, Apple’s producer in China of iPads and iPhones has just announced that it has raised the wages for it’s factory staff by 16% to 25%. The move comes after widespread pressure regarding the both the treatment of workers at the factories as well as the low pay.
The Original Device Manufacturer is currently the largest producer of iPads and iPhones and has announced that the new wages will be 1,800 yuan ($285). While this may not seem like much for someone outside of china, a fact of note is that just three years ago the pay was half that at 900 yuan ($143). Foxconn also announced that some workers, upon passing of a technical examination, will see pay rise up to 2,200 yuan (($349).
The company, as reported in BGR has been under pressure for months now after workers accused the owners of poor treatment and bad work conditions. A documentary on the factories also proved to be damning as it also depicted a relatively high number of employee suicides.