labour costs

labour costs

Whistleblower sacked over BT rural broadband leak

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Culture ministry consultant shared confidential information suggesting BT is inflating its chargesA whistleblower at the Department for Culture Media and Sport has been sacked for sharing confidential information that suggests BT is inflating its charges for building Britain's rural broadband network.The chair of the Public Accounts Committee, Margaret Hodge, has...
Whistleblower sacked over BT rural broadband leak

Robots in demand in China as labour costs climb

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As young Chinese seek skilled, high-paying work to support their parents, robots may fill the jobs they have left behindIn China, there's no better time to be a robot. Pictures from last week's International Industry Fair in Shanghai show them duelling with light sabers, playing ping pong and dancing in...
Robots in demand in China as labour costs climb

Foxconn 'considers plan to open factories in US'

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Taiwan company's reportedly evaluating LA and Detroit as site for TV assembly plants owing to rising labour costs at homeFoxconn, the controversial Taiwanese manufacturer that has become one of the world's largest employers thanks to booming demand for the Apple products it assembles, is reportedly planning to open factories in...
Foxconn 'considers plan to open factories in US'

HP and Dell say Foxconn wage rises may trigger price increases

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With the spotlight firmly focused on Apple’s supply chain in Asia, where the FLA is currently assessing worker’s conditions, Foxconn gave its reputation a boost by last week awarding pay rises of 16-25 percent to its 1.2 million strong workforce in China. The move, which is the third such increase...
HP and Dell say Foxconn wage rises may trigger price increases
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