富士康自杀门的影响力已远远超出了广东一省,如今波及世界科技巨头苹果公司。苹果最近可能给予富士康员工一定的直接补助(苹果产品利润的 1% 到 2%),用于帮助给员工更好的福利。

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Foxconn worker subsidies: Is Apple on track to be the 1st Fair Trade tech company?

By Tom Foremski | May 31, 2010, 5:58am PDT

I’ve been writing a lot about the concept of “Fair Trade Electronics” in the wake of the suicides at Foxconn.

I’ve asked “Who Will Be The First “Fair Trade” Tech Company?…
because I’m pretty sure there will be one, sooner than later.

I came across this story earlier today. I’m unfamiliar with the source but the story is interesting and it could indicate that Apple is taking a leadership position, in ensuring that the workers that make its products, are treated better than at other places.

Apple Providing Subsidies For Foxconn Workers ? » M.I.C Gadget

Apple might be showing their social responsibility for now. A tech site in China has reported, Apple will provide financial subsidies to Foxconn’s employees, the amount will roughly be 1 to 2% of the profits from Apple products.

Apple has conducted investigation on Foxconn, and they believe the main reason for the suicide jumps is related to the employees’ low wages. In order to solve the problem, Apple decides to offer a direct financial subsidies for the workers in Foxconn, it will first start from the iPad production line.

It was reported that Apple paid Foxconn about 2.3% of the total price of iPad, after the subsidies, it will expected to reach 3%, which is equivalent to the producing cost of the iPad aluminum shell-case.

[Zol.com.cn] zol.com.cn is a well-known China IT portal under CBS Interactive, you can see more info here.

Apple has the profit margins to give these worker subsidies, companies such as Dell and HP are on very tight profit margins and would find it tough to do the same. They can’t afford to pay their suppliers more money. But Apple could do it … and also benefit from excellent marketing. After all, Fair Trade is the new green.

A Fair Trade Macbook laptop would be the height of cool. After all, how could a Dell notebook compete? It would have to argue against Fair Trade working conditions. “Cheaper and less fair…” is not a good marketing slogan.

But that’s what the first Fair Trade Tech company can accuse all of its competitors. That’s marketing gold.

I think it is too early to say who will be the first Fair Trade Tech company, but if this story about worker subsidies is correct, Apple is moving in the right direction.

Foxconn Suicides: Is It Time For “Fair Trade” Electronics? Would You Buy A “Fair Trade” iPhone?

Who Will Be The First “Fair Trade” Tech Company? It’s The New “Green”…

It’s Cool To Be Fair…

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富士康 “十一跳” 背后:“缺位一代” 浮出水面(转)

“原来 80 后也真的老了。”——老虎

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  1. 这千禧一代写得非常到位而一针见血。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。俺公司里突然 1/3 的新人, 也是面临这样的管理和文化上的挑战。。。。。。。。深切了解老虎转载的文中说的,文化被冲击了。。。。。。。。还好,俺们人少,一直聘请专家来帮同事们纾解精神上和沟通上的疑难看着富士康, 不能说绝对没有问题,本来人多了,势必需要管理程序化管理,程序化可以把事情和物有序但人方面体势必会有盲点,何况人多如牛毛呢。。。。。。。。。。。 千禧一代是问题,程序化管理也是有盲点的

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  2. nod,昨晚我跟我那做公司管理的妈妈也描述了一遍此文,她也听得很入神。的而且确,最近很多公司都不同程度的发生了这样的 “文化冲突”……

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