Foxconn boosts salaries after spate of suicides

Foxconn Technologies has again increased salaries at its Shenzhen factory, after coming under fire for working conditions following a string of employee suicides.

Foxconn boosts salaries after spate of suicides

News agency Xinhua quoted company spokesman Liu Kun as saying the roughly 66% pay rise for assembly line workers, the second this year, would bring salaries to 2,000 yuan (£189) per month. It starts from this month.

The increase will benefit about 85% of workers at the Shenzhen factory, the report added.

Foxconn increased salaries by 30% in June, from 900 yuan to 1,200 yuan per month, for its Shenzhen employees.

Eleven suicides this year at the sprawling manufacturing base has brought intense scrutiny of Taiwan’s Hon Hai, the owner of Foxconn, which makes the iPhone and other products for Apple and also counts Dell and HP among its clients.

The company has tried addressing the problem by improving living conditions for workers, organising activities to boost moral and bumping up wages.

Hon Hai said in August it would have as many as 1.3 million workers in China by the end of 2011, up from 920,000 now, but would focus the expansion away from its increasingly expensive Shenzhen plant.

Foxconn is expanding aggressively inland, away from Shenzhen which is in the Pearl River Delta area, where there are more workers and wages are lower.

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