Hon Hai Group and its Foxcomm unit, which makes Apple's iPhones at a plant in China, has offered 33 percent wage hikes, to $132 a month for 12 hour days, at its plant in southern China, Bloomberg reports.
This follows news accounts of suicides by iPhone workers workers making $132 for a month of 12 hour days, which embarrassed both companies.
It also follows a 24 percent wage increase offer, to $280 a month, at Honda's auto manufacturing plants in North and South China after strikes stopped production. Unions are negotiating with the company and production remains stalled.
"After three decades of rapid growth partly driven by cheap labor, China must adjust to higher wages," says Bloomberg here.