It's about time that Apple started taking into consideration the well being of its factory workers. Ever since the growing reports of workers jumping, and that horrible attempt at putting up nets to stop them from jumping, Apple decided that they would try to do something about it. Have they done enough?
Judging from their own report from their front page, they state that they have a 92% compliance rate for workers who work less than 60 hours. How is that a statistic to be proud of? The average worker in the United States works less than 40 hours a week. That averages out to nearly 9 hours a day 7 days a week. Take your average 40 hour work week and add Saturday and Sunday to it. Why stop at 60, why not set the standard at 50 and have other factories follow in their footsteps?
With the enormous cash reserves to spare, why not increase the salaries of these factory workers and give them a better quality of life instead? Apple has the chance to make a monumental increase in the quality of life of the employees at their Foxconn factory, and instead they're just pushing it aside with fluffy reports and alleged transparency. Instead of reporting on what you're planning on doing, Apple should take the initiative and take the lead, and make the right decision.