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Apple to Increase Foxconn Wages

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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