The minimum wage for Apple employees will be raised to a minimum of $ 22 per hour, a 10 percent increase. The move comes in the wake of a pay rise in February following complaints from some employees about working conditions during inflation worries and corona epidemics.
The pay rise for employees working in shops and the General Secretariat comes three months earlier than agreed. These increases are also the result of industrial activity in various parts of the United States, including Georgia, Maryland, New York and Kentucky. In a recent video message to employees, Apple warned that it was concerned about the influence of the unions. “We have a relationship based on transparent and direct cooperation. We care about what it means to put another organization at the center of our relationship,” a video message to staff said.
Many American technology companies are struggling with a shortage of talented new people. Besides Apple, for example, Microsoft announced that it was willing to spend more money to stay competitive. In addition, the company plans to almost double its budget for this year’s pay rise in an effort to retain employees.
Inflation also plays a role in raising wages. For example, consumer prices in the United States have risen more than 8 percent year-on-year in April.
Apple provides about 154,000 full-time jobs in the United States. Apple’s starting salary is higher than the minimum wage in the United States, which has been $ 7.25 an hour since 2009. The minimum wage in New York is $ 15. And many companies feel the pressure of the unions, which until recently managed to avoid it.
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