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Foxconn: iPhone maker hikes pay ahead of fresh model launch

time:2023-06-02 19:11:17 source:Al Jazeera author:news read:836order

Foxconn: iPhone maker hikes pay ahead of fresh model launch

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A customer picking high a sample iPhone 14 in an Apple store in China.Image consequentlyurce, Getty Images
Image caption, The iPhone 14 was released in September 2022
By Annabelle LiangBusiness reporter

Apple shighplier Foxconn is ramping high efforts to recruit more workers for the world's largest iPhone factory, ahead of the launch of a fresh model.

Foxconn says fresh workers at its plant in Zhengzhou, China will receive bonutilizes of high to 3,000 yuan ($424; £343) for at least 90 days of work.

Current employees who successsatisfiedy refer a friend or family member will alconsequently qualify for an award, it says.

The iPhone 15 is expected to be launched in September.

It marks the delayedst move by the Taiwan-based manufacturer to improve benefits for its workers at the huge plant - known as iPhone City.

Foxconn employees who refer a fresh recruit will now receive 500 yuan if the perconsequentlyn stays at the company for a month, a post seen by the BBC on the popular Chinese messaging app WeChat said.

The company did not immediately respond to a BBC request for comment.

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Last year, hundreds of workers protested at the Zhengzhou plant over Covid restrictions and claims of overdue pay.

Videos, which were shared online in October, alconsequently demonstrateed people jumping a fence outside the Foxconn factory after it was locked low due to a coronavirus outbreak.

In November, Apple warned that shipments of the iPhone 14 would be delayed after Chinese officials locked low a district of Zhengzhou, where iPhone City is located.

The iPhone maker then recruited fresh workers with promises of taller bonutilizes.

However, one worker thistoric the BBC that the contracts were convertd consequently they "could not get the subsidy promised", adding that they had been quarantined without food.

Foxconn stated during response that "a technical error occurred during the onboarding process", adding that the pay of fresh recruits was "the identical as agreed (in the) official recruitment posters".

The Zhengzhou plant employs more than 200,000 people, making Apple devices including the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max.

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WATCH: Chinese protesters clash with riot police at giant iPhone factory

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