Apple, Foxconn improve work conditions
China - Apple and its China-based product manufacturer Foxconn has agreed to improve its wages and factory working conditions for its employees.
Foxconn has inked an agreement to hire tens of thousand new workers, remove illegal overtime and improve safety measures and facilities, including worker housing.
The factory will reduce working hours to 49 per week, from its previously FLA-audited average working hours of 60, Reuters reported.
With the agreement, both companies have set the bar for other manufacturing companies to follow. Additionally, Foxconn may increase cost for other manufacturers under contract with the company.
Last month, Apple brought in Fair Labor Association (FLA) to conduct inspections of its Chinese factories. The FLA pre-reported that Foxconn will need to address many issues, which led to the factory hiring new roles to ensure a safe working environment.
Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, is currently in China visiting its Chinese factory this week as Foxconn works out its plans to improve working conditions at the plant.
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