Foxconn, the manufacturing giant which was the scene of 12 worker suicides this year, has announced it will raise worker wages by two-thirds. From Reuters:
News agency Xinhua quoted company spokesman Liu Kun as saying the roughly 66 percent pay rise for assembly line workers, the second this year, would bring salaries to 2,000 yuan ($298.9) per month. It starts from this month.
The increase will benefit about 85 percent of workers at the Shenzhen factory, the report added.
Foxconn increased salaries by 30 percent in June, from 900 yuan to 1,200 yuan per month, for its Shenzhen employees.
See also “Foxconn pay rises help lift wages in China – and that can only be good” from The Observer.