Controversial Apple gadgets manufacturer Foxconn Technology Group revealed on Saturday that it has raised wages for its Chinese workers by as much as 25 percent.
The move from Foxconn comes as suppliers of Apple are being scrutinized because of alleged dubious labor practices.
According to Foxconn, which also manufactures consumer electronics products for companies like Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard, the increase in wages for its employees put the employees’ wages far above the minimum wage requirement of the government of Shenzhen in China.
The increase involves an employee having completed as specific probation phase after which he or she will be eligible for a 16 percent to 25 percent wage hike.
After the increase, Foxconn said that employees will be paid 2,200 to 2,500 RMB (about $350 to $400) per month.
The Shenzhen state mandates a minimum monthly pay of 1,500 RMB or about $250.
Foxconn has been in the news in many months because of suicides of workers apparently fed up with the working conditions at the company’s plants.
The most recent event of this kind was when about 300 Foxconn employees threatened to kill themselves by jumping off a building at one of the company’s facilities.
Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou has also been in the hot seat recently as he was reportedly quoted comparing the company’s workers to animals.