Foxconn Workers Getting Another Raise Up to 66%

Admidst all the suicides at Foxconn, the manufacturer has announced another increase in pay for those who qualify.

The upcoming raise, which will take effect as soon as October, could boost wages by up to 66 percent to 2,000 yuan per month ($293 USD) for employees that pass a three month performance review, according to Reuters. Foxconn did not detail what the evaluation would be based on.

The 66 percent raise will come on top of the 30 percent wage increase that was announced last week. Prior to the raise, workers were earning 900 yuan ($132 USD) a week.

"This wage increase has been instituted to safeguard the dignity of workers, accelerate economic transformation, support Foxconn's long-term objective of continued evolution from a manufacturing leader to a technology leader, and to rally and sustain the best of our workforce," said Foxconn founder and Chairman Terry Gou in a statement.

"We are working diligently to ensure that our workplace standards and remuneration not only continue to meet the rapidly changing needs of our employees, but that they are best in class."

Create a new thread in the US News comments forum about this subject
This thread is closed for comments
64 comments
    Your comment
    Top Comments
  • duk3
    This kind of a pay raise shows you how much these workers were being cheated.
    32
  • nforce4max
    To little to late for the 9 people who had nothing to lose just this year alone. The price of greed is human life.
    22
  • sseyler
    nforce4maxTo little to late for the 9 people who had nothing to lose just this year alone. The price of greed is human life.


    "Too little, too late." Also, when you say "too late," you fail to acknowledge all of the other workers who would otherwise still be getting the same wages. Yes, it's a shame that working conditions are awful there. Nevertheless, this is a start in the right direction.
    13
  • Other Comments
  • jacobdrj
    Niice. And free room and board. Cool.
    6
  • nforce4max
    To little to late for the 9 people who had nothing to lose just this year alone. The price of greed is human life.
    22
  • duk3
    This kind of a pay raise shows you how much these workers were being cheated.
    32