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Forum Post: Foxconn workers in China get 25% pay raise

Posted 9 years ago on Feb. 21, 2012, 7:14 p.m. EST by JoeTheFarmer (2654)
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They also stated that at the same time they will reduce the required overtime hours.

Public pressure does help. There is still a long road to travel but it is a step in the right direction.


Foxconn is the worlds largest factory and Apple's largest supplier. They manufacture 40% of the world's consumer electronics including most smart phones, X-Box, Play Station, motherboards, graphics cards...

This move has put pressure on other employers to make similar changes.



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[-] 1 points by FivePercentForNothing (190) 9 years ago

So what now they make 20 cents a day?

[-] 0 points by ZenWhoreDog (5) 9 years ago

They were making $2/hr according to ABC World News Tonight and I heard nothing about a raise. Did hear them talk about the 18 suicides in last year plus at that factory, which was still less, statistically than the overall suicide rate in China...the workers paradise.

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[-] 1 points by FivePercentForNothing (190) 9 years ago

Apple came up with a solution to the suicides as show in the video here:


[-] 1 points by arturo (3169) from Shanghai, Shanghai 9 years ago

Yes, that's the way it works. Raising the pay of labor in one company or country pressures other companies or countries to raise their pay as well.

[-] 1 points by JoeTheFarmer (2654) 9 years ago

Only if the pressure and attention stays on.

[-] 1 points by arturo (3169) from Shanghai, Shanghai 9 years ago

Yes, all these things were figured out by Henry Carey during the time of Abraham Lincoln.