Foxconn Offers Workers $1,400 to Stop Violent Protests and Go Home

From PC Mag: Foxconn decided the easiest way to end the violent protests at the world's largest iPhone factory is to offer disgruntled workers money to leave.

As Bloomberg reports(Opens in a new window), the protests earlier this week were spearheaded by new hires at the company. Foxconn had enticed them to the factory with the promise of higher wages, but once on-site, they discovered the higher rate wouldn't be paid unless they stayed at the factory until March.

Instead of agreeing to pay the higher wages immediately, Foxconn is offering 10,000 yuan ($1,400) to workers if they decide to leave. The money will be paid in two installments and is meant to help cover the costs of traveling home. Foxconn is clearly hoping this will also rid the factory of unrest so everyone can get back to work.

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