Foxconn Workers Express Concern Over Reduced Overtime
By on March 31st, 2012

A couple of days ago, it was reported that the Fair Labor Association (FLA) had reached an agreement with Foxconn to reduce the maximum number of working hours for its employees at its Apple production factories.

Now, Reuters reports that Foxconn workers are concerned about the decision due to the potential it may have on their salaries. These concerns are raised despite the assurances that Foxconn will change its compensation packages to compensate for the loss of working hours.

Over the past several years, Foxconn has been criticized for working hours, but others have suggested that instead of excessive overtime made required by the company, many workers are requesting as much overtime they can get. Many of the workers who have moved far from their homes to work at Foxconn want to earn as much money as possible so they can go back home.

During the audits, the FLA also uncovered a number of issues at three Foxconn facilities where Apple products are assembled, including those related to health, safety and worker representation.

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Author: Parth Dhebar
Parth Dhebar is a 18 year-old entrepreneur. He is the founder of Simple Reviews, a blog focused on reviewing iPhone and iPad applications. Parth is a recognized name in the industry, known for covering Apple news. He is an editor at Techie-Buzz covering news on Apple. You can follow him on Twitter @pdparticle.

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