With overtime accounted for, the factory’s workers earn about $753 (AU$1,045 or £490) in monthly wages.

$753 per month, that’s about 10,000 USD per year, for a worker with less than a high school diploma, this is NOT bad at all.

New York-based China Labor Watch made the allegations in a new report on Thursday, urging Apple to raise workers’ wages at a factory it investigated. The group has a long history of investigating the Cupertino, California-based company’s supply chain in China, and this time claims to have found problems at an iPhone factory in Shanghai.

The factory is owned by manufacturing giant Pegatron, according to China Labor Watch, and employs around 100,000 people. Apple’s own website lists the factory as building iPhones and iPads.

The investigator claimed that workers earn about $1.85 (AU$2.55 or 85p) per hour, and pull significant overtime hours to make enough money to cover living expenses. The report further claimed that the standard shift was nine hours, but that — between September and December — staff worked an additional minimum of 20 hours of overtime each week, usually split up between an extra two hours each week day and one 10-hour shift on Saturdays. With overtime accounted for, the factory’s workers earn about $753 (AU$1,045 or £490) in monthly wages.

Detail Reading: http://www.cnet.com/

Factory in China:

No big difference with a normal factory in USA

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