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Are Chinese factory workers getting just $8 for every iPad sale?

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#1 TheSentinel


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Posted 16 February 2012 - 09:14 AM

Are Chinese factory workers getting just $8 for every iPad sale?

by Don Reisinger February 15, 2012 7:06 AM PST

To put this in perspective, a report from the Korea Daily claims South Korean workers get about $34 per iPad unit they produce.

Apple's supply chain is once again in the crosshairs, after a South Korean newspaper today reported that Chinese factory workers are paid substantially less than their counterparts elsewhere around the world.

According to the Korea Daily, citing sources, factory workers in China who are producing iPads collectively earn about $8 per unit among them, or about 1.6 percent of the cheapest iPad's selling price.

Korean factory workers, on the other hand, share about $34 per unit among them, giving them 6.8 percent of the sales price, according to the report.

Over the last several months, complaints about working conditions in factories across Asia that produce Apple products have grown louder. Last week, the criticism hit a tipping point when watchdog groups SumOfUs and Change.org protested outside Apple stores, calling on the iPhone maker to improve supplier working conditions. The groups also delivered petitions signed by more than 250,000 people decrying Apple's relationship with Foxconn.

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