New iPhone 2010 maker Foxconn: 66 percent pay rise

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With the suicides at the Foxconn factory hitting the headlines across the world, we reported that Apple moved quickly to address the situation with a pay increase. There is more news that the iPhone maker Foxconn is going to offer workers a 66% performance based pay rise.

Reuters are reporting that the owners of the factory in – Shenzhen, China – will pay production line workers 2,000 Yuan a month. This will be on condition they pass a three month performance review. Full details of the process have not been given so far.

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This latest pay rise comes on top of the 30 percent rise that was announced last week. The new announcement will take effect by as early as October 1. Workers at the factory will see their wages more than double since the suicides last month, which at the time stood at 900 Yuan a month.

There was a total of ten suicides which led to investigations by Apple and other Foxconn clients. This has lead to Honda offering a 24 percent rise to its workers in one of their factories in the same region of China.