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Foxconn Offers More Bonuses to Win Back iPhone City Staff

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Apple Inc.'s manufacturing partner is trying yet another special payout to workers in China to soothe unrest and restore production at the world's biggest iPhone factory, a flashpoint in Beijing's efforts to sustain its economy while fighting Covid infections.Foxconn Technology Group is offering workers who left the Zhengzhou complex between Oct.

1 and Nov. 10 an extra 30 yuan ($4.20) an hour on top of their regular wages through December and January, as well as a returnee bonus of 500 yuan.

They can get a 3,000 yuan bonus after staying 30 days, plus another 6,000 yuan in January if they work 23 days or more, according to a notice posted on social media service WeChat.Foxconn and Apple rolled out a series of extra payments and incentives after violent protests broke out against lockdowns imposed at the factory to address a rise in Covid infections.

The companies said over the weekend they would pay as much as 13,000 yuan a month in December and January to full-time workers who had joined at the start of November or earlier.Apple is facing a shortfall of iPhone 14 Pros during the critical holiday shopping season because of production problems in China.

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