Foxconn Workers Suspicious of Raise

Foxconn workers at Shenzhen doubt that they will ever get the big pay increases the company promises to give starting October, says the South China Morning Post.


The Post says Foxconn has posted notices stating that the basic wage for first-line employees and their line leaders and supervisors would increase to 2,000 yuan a month, starting October 1.


"The pay rise is too high. It's impossible it can be true," a worker told the Post. The Post notes that observers of China's labour market are "shocked by Foxconn's" string of pay rises. "Such a drastic rise in a short time might lead to some social or economic impacts." Lin Yanling, a professor at the China Institute of Industrial Relations, told the Post.

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