Update: Foxconn, maker of iPhones and iPads, announces big pay raise

 

Foxconn Technology, maker of iPhones, iPads, and countless other consumer electronics goods, announced Saturday an immediate pay raise of 16%-25%, to about $400 a month,  for the lowest paid workers in its Chinese plants.

At Apple’s request the industry-sponsored Fair Labor Association has started an audit of its suppliers’ factories in China. The pay raise won’t affect the audit, but it’s nevertheless good news for the workers who build Apple’s products as well as reassurance for the people who buy them. (Like me.)

 

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2 Responses to “Update: Foxconn, maker of iPhones and iPads, announces big pay raise”

  1. Ethics Bob Says:

    Tim Levier asks:

    What say you about this article?

    http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/12/02/23/sumofusorg_removes_false_claim_from_apple_petition_after_collecting_signatures.html

  2. Ethics Bob Says:

    There’s soooo much misinformation, as well as disinformation, on the web, it’s hard to know what’s right. The article has the feel of truth to it, but you never know. I know two things:
    1) Apple acknowledges a responsibility for working conditions at its suppliers. Not all outsourcing companies do.
    2) Apple has asked a trade association to audit Foxconn.

    I don’t know how independent of Apple the audit will be.. Jim Keady, who I have great respect for, thinks it’ll be a whitewash. I’m more optimistic.

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