According to a report by Shenzhen Daily, the Chinese Fair Labor Association launched an investigation into the Foxconn’s factories in Shenzhen and Sichuan Province on Feb. 15, 2012. The report pointed out that Foxconn has more than 10 serious violations of labor. Workers at the Foxconn’s factories were working more than the maximum hours allowed by either Chinese labor law or the Fair Labor Association. The association allows a person to work 60 hours (including overtime work) a week, while China allows people to work no more than 76 hours a week (including no more than 36 hours of overtime).
In February 2012, Foxconn increased the wages of its assembly line workers by 16-25 percent to 1,800-2,200 yuan a month. However workers in Foxconn begin to find out that they earn less and less as they do not have to work as long as before. According to some statistics, 33.8 percent of the workers hoped to work longer to make more money.
The workers in Foxconn make electronics and devices such as iPhones and iPads, but these folks not only don’t have iPhones and iPads (because they can’t afford them), but, in some cases, have never even seen them. Almost all of the major electronics manufacturers make their stuff in China and other countries that have labor practices that would be illegal in their own country.