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Springhill Care Group : All eyes on Foxconn inspectionFoxconn Technology, one of the largest electronics manufacturers in ...
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Foxconn Technology, one of the largest electronics manufacturers in the world and the center of the recent Apple labor scandal, has announced on Saturday that it will reduce overtime and increase wages in their factories.

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  1. 1. News - Springhill Group Flor
  2. 2. Springhill Care Group : All eyes on Foxconn inspectionFoxconn Technology, one of the largest electronics manufacturers in theworld and the center of the recent Apple labor scandal, has announced onSaturday that it will reduce overtime and increase wages in their factories. Foxconn’s announcement that they will increase wages up to 25% (which isabout USD 400 a month) came after they have been put in the spotlight forthe bad working conditions on its factories. Factories depend on theworkers being present for 6-7 days per week, sometimes for as long asfourteen hours each day. Their workers welcomed the announcement onovertime limits and raises but some are understandably skeptical if it wouldbe realized. In order to satisfy their critics, Apple hired a labor group to inspect thefactories they work with. 
  3. 3. Fair Labor Association, a watchdog for working conditions has reportedly found‘tons of issues’ in the Foxconn plan in Shenzhen, China. The FLA monitoring teamcomposed of 30 members is set to interview 35,000 randomly picked employees ofFoxconn.A premature pronouncement from a member of the monitoring team sparkedoutrage — that he issued assessments already even before workers have beeninterviewed should have no room in the official conclusion.It is amazing how someone in the inspection group could conclude positively withonly a hosted tour of the plant as his basis. He even said that the Foxconn plant isone of the best ones in the country. In reality, alleged violations could be verydifficult to detect during an inspection because the owner will be forwarned andcan promptly arrange a cover-up.Foxconn is one of China’s biggest employers, with 1.2 million workers housed inroom with boiler near their factories. They assemble around 40% of the totalamount of electronic devices sold worldwide. Apart from Apple, their clientsinclude Toshiba, IBM, HP, Sony, Dell and others.
  4. 4. According to a recent government report, this year’s shortage in labor is worse thanthose in the past years. Anxious that their old business model, Foxconn is planning toinvest millions to explore the possibility of using robots in automating their productionprocess.However, for a lasting change, end-users must also bear the consequences (i.e. higherprices). Usually people get all worked up when they hear something nasty about afactory producing devices but when it comes to buying the devices themselves, theywant to haggle for the lowest price possible. That’s why production factories and theirrespective clients should persuade the buying public that improving conditions in theproduction lines is worth the expensive prices of their products.

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