Lately, Apple has been getting criticized a lot for its factory conditions. Just yesterday it was reported that according to the Fair Labor Association (FLA), Foxconn’s factory conditions are to be “first-class” in comparison to the garment factories the association has typically monitored. Today, Foxconn has announced that it has raised the wages of its workers by 16 to 25 percent.
According to Reuters, the salary of a junior-level worker at its Shenzhen plant in China grew to 1,800 yuan per month. Also, that wage can even go beyond 2,200 yuan if the worker passes a technical examination and is a significant increase from the wage of 900 yuan from three years ago.”We will provide more training opportunities and learning time, and will continuously enhance technology, efficiency and salary, so as to set a good example for the Chinese manufacturing industry,” the company said in a statement.
This announcement from Foxconn comes only days after the Fair Labor Association began investing its facilities as part of a request from Apple. The last time Foxconn increased employee wages was in June 2010. Also, Apple announced last month that it was the first tech company to join the Fair Labor Association, which was a pretty big deal.