By Tom Bannister
On Friday (11th), over a thousand workers from a Foxconn factory in Jiangxi took to the streets to protest their low wages. Foxconn is the Taiwanese multinational company that produces many of the parts that make up Apple products.
The factory is located in Fengcheng and the striking workers marched down the small city’s streets to demand a pay-rise and an improvement in working conditions. The standard monthly wage for a worker at the factory is 1600-2200 yuan, which is not too bad relative to local wages. However, apparently there are numerous added costs involved in the housing and food allowances that the company gives on top of this basic wage. It is these that made the workers feel that they were being exploited.
Photos [via] Weibo, Story details [via] Caijing