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Massive wage hike for Foxconn workers


08:54, February 22, 2012

Foxconn Technology Group, Apple's largest supplier, announced a 16 to 25 percent wage hike Monday for its workers in factories on the Chinese mainland, Guangzhou Daily reported Tuesday.

According to Foxconn, the wage hike, which will begin this month, will depend on different work places, jobs and skills. In addition, Foxconn promised to reduce overtime.

It is the third large-scale wage hike at Foxconn since 2010.

At the Foxconn Shenzhen plant, the minimum wage reached 1,800 yuan ($286) to 2,200 yuan ($349) per month, higher than the 900 yuan ($143) three years ago.

"We decided to reduce overtime and meanwhile make a wage hike for the workers after we consulted with union representatives and clients," a Foxconn executive who declined to be named said.

Foxconn was under investigation from the US Fair Labor Association (FLA) at Apple's request. Last week, FLA began investigating the working conditions at Foxconn. In addition, results of the investigation are expected to be released in March.


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