In response to the dramatic situation over at Foxconn’s industrial factories, Engadget reports that Apple will begin to pay employees directly (assumably on only their product lines - but I could be wrong), increasing their monthly wages (by what amount isn’t currently specified). While it’s a step in the right direction, I feel that a simple pay-raise isn’t enough. Much regulation is needed to ensure fair & reasonable work (and employment) within Foxconn hell, as employees will still be subject to the intolerable, slave-like conditions they face on the assembly lines. Currently, Apple’s solution is a doable, temporary betterment while they and other companies are hopefully discussing with Foxconn on how to treat people like human beings instead of dogs.
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