CBS San Francisco

TAIPEI, Taiwan (CBS/AP) — Taiwan’s Foxconn Technology Group says it has raised wages by up to 25 percent for its Chinese workers who assemble electronic gadgets for Apple Inc. and other global brands.

Foxconn said Saturday that its Chinese workers now receive between 1,800-2,500 yuan ($285-$400) per month following the raises that went into effect Feb. 1.

Foxconn employs about 1 million workers at several massive plants in China.

KCBS’ Matt Bigler Reports: [audio_link url=”″ name=”Apple Product Manufacturer Agrees to Raise Wages” artist=”Matt Bigler”]

In 2010, a spate of worker suicides at an enormous Foxconn complex in the southern boomtown of Shenzhen drew attention to the stress many young workers faced working in some factories.

Subsequently, Foxconn then raised its monthly wages from 900 to up to 2,000 yuan.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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