Following a series of suicides within its factories in China, Foxconn has raised the minimum salary of production line workers by at least 30%, reports the South China Morning Post.
Citing a statement issued by Foxconn, the Post says the minimum basic wage for production line workers would increase from 900 yuan (HK$1,025) to 1,200 yuan a month. Those whose basic salary was already higher than 900 yuan will see their wage rise by 30%.
"The pay rise was not related to the extreme reactions of some activists against Foxconn but a show of caring to our workers that we do admit they need more time to relax," a spokesman for Hon Hai Precision Industry, Foxconn's parent company in Taiwan, told the Post.
Foxconn is an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) for technology companies such as Apple, Dell, and Hewlett-Packard.