Guardian reports Foxconn has decided to increase salaries by two-thirds at its factory in Shenzhen, China. Earlier this year, the company was under fire in the media after a string of worker suicides.
News agency Xinhua quoted company spokesman Liu Kun as saying the roughly 66% pay rise for assembly line workers, the second this year, would bring salaries to 2,000 yuan (£188) per month. The increase starts from this month and will benefit about 85% of workers at the factory, the report added.
Foxconn increased salaries by 30% in June, from 900 yuan to 1,200 yuan per month, for its Shenzhen employees.
A picture of a morale-boosting employee rally at Foxconn. Photograph: Ed Jones/AFP/Getty