Foxconn's Labor Condition
(A) Background of Foxconn
Foxconn is the subsidiary of the Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd., which is a Taiwanese multinational electronics manufacturing company headquartered in Taiwan. It is the world's largest maker of electronic components. Foxconn is primarily an original design manufacturer and its clients include major American, European and Japanese electronics and information technology companies. Notable products manufactured by the company include iPad, iPhone, iPod, PlayStation, etc. Foxconn has factories in many different countries, which together assemble around 40 percent of consumer electronic products in the world.
The reason why Foxconn become famous is that it helps Apple to assemble iPhones. In recent …show more content…
We are confident that Foxconn may suffer loss due to the strike and we are going to give some recommendations to Foxconn in order to minimize the potential loss that may incur. We suggest Foxconn to increase the basic salary, hire more employees and provide more training to solve the above problems.
(A) Increase basisc salary
Employees in Foxconn receive low basic salary and they have to work overtime in order to earn enough money for maintain their living standard. According to the National Bureau of Statistics of China, the consumer price index of food, clothes and necessity increased by 5%, 3.1% and 2.2% respectively in October (compared to same period last year). ( http://www.stats.gov.cn/tjsj/jdsj/t20121112_402850686.htm). The inflation further increases workers’ burden of living. If Foxconn increase workers’ basic salary then they do not need to work overtime which may shorten their working hour.
(B) Hire more employees
Employing more workers can also shorten working hours. Foxconn is now using two-shift system, so workers need to work for twelve hours per day. If more workers are employed and three-shift system is used, workers only need to work for eight hours per day. Under this system, the factory can still maintain 24-hours operation while workers have shorter working hours.
Besides, employing more workers can release workers’ great