The main maker of Apple's iPhones and iPads, Taiwan's Foxconn, insists it pays its workers in China a reasonable wage - but those on the factory floor have a different take.
At its mammoth new factory in Henan Province, a different story. The biggest complaint from workers -- low pay -- even after the base salary was bumped up twice this year to 285 US dollars. Others claim Foxconn forces them to swap weekend with weekday shifts to avoid paying overtime.
Overtime is the key. Here's why. According to one worker's pay stubs, in a quiet month this year before the pay rise with no overtime and a day of work missed he was left with about 112 US dollars.
Even for inland China, that's not a lot of money. It was only with overtime tied to iPhone 5 production in August and September that his salary got a boost.
In a written response, Foxconn dismissed these claims as impossible and said its wages were among the highest in its industry. The company's dorms are better than many factories', and it also pays workers on time, which isn't a given here.
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