Bay Area workers better find alternate commute plans, as the region’s largest train system is going on strike tomorrow.
In the wake of ongoing Apple PR problems over labor abuses in China, HP is stepping up its own game.
Samsung says it’s found no evidence of child labor in one of its supplier’s factories. China Labor Watch, however, isn’t convinced.
Apple has been rightly criticized for the labor conditions in the factories that make its iPhones, iPads and Macs. Apple has vowed to fix those problems. But other manufacturers have done far less.
In a statement released Friday, the Taiwan-based manufacturing giant Foxconn said that base pay for junior workers was being raised to 1800 yuan per month and could go up to 2500 for those who passed a technical examination, reports Reuters.
Courtesy Mike DaiseyMike Daisey, monologist and Apple critic
Last month saw several big stories on poor working conditions at the factories in China where makes Apple products. Chief executive Tim Cook initially responded by saying that Apple had nothing to apologize for. Now Apple has announced a series of special “voluntary audits” at Foxconn factories in Shenzen and Chengdu, China by the Fair Labor Association.