Apple Economy

Foxconn, Apple agree to improve worker conditions

Rob Schmitz Mar 30, 2012

The company that makes Apple products in China is pledging to improve working conditions at its factories. Foxconn says it’ll hike pay and limit work hours after an investigation found the firm was regularly violating labor rules.

The reaction from workers? Not exactly what you’d expect. Take 23-year-old Song Shufang, who says, “I’ve worked at other factories before, and compared to them, Foxconn is much better. I make more money here. I’m able to make more through over time, but they don’t ask me to work too much. But of course, I want to work overtime. That’s why I came here in the first place.”

FoxConn, by the way, employs some 1.2 million workers.

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