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Foxconn to increase worker salaries

Manufacturer to increase wages and cut overtime

Foxconn has said it will increase salaries for workers in its Chinese factories.
Foxconn has said it will increase salaries for workers in its Chinese factories.

Chinese manufacturing giant Foxconn has announced that it will raise salaries for workers at its China factories.

The company, which employs more than one million workers, said it will increase salaries by between 16 and 25%, to around $400 per month, with immediate effect. Foxconn has said that it will also reduce over time hours.

Foxconn, which assembles devices for Apple, Dell, Hewlett-Packard and other electronics companies, has been criticised in the past for poor labour practices such as forced overtime and unsafe working conditions, and the company suffered from a spate of suicides among its workers.

Last week Apple announced that it is working with the Fair Labor Association to audit its suppliers, including Foxconn, to ensure proper working practices.