Apple supplier gives raises, upping salaries to a pittance2/17/2012
The tech manufacturer under fire for its treatment of Chinese workers is handing out pay raises. Foxconn Technology Group, which makes Apple iPhones and iPads, is raising worker wages by 16 to 25 percent, according to Reuters. However, while it might sound generous, it's really not that much: A junior level worker will see his or her pay rise to about $285 a month. Workers who pass a technical exam could be eligible for an additional increase, up to $350 a month. The raises come on the heels of a report by The New York Times ridiculing the company for its poor labor practices; Apple has since started inspections at Foxconn manufacturing plants.
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