Apple’s contract manufacturer Wistron said on Tuesday that it was preparing to restart its Karnataka factory. Last year, the factory was closed due to violent workers. According to the information quoted by Reuters, Wistron is trying to resolve cases related to the factory in Kolar district of Karnataka. Wistron is a Taiwanese company that is a computer and computer peripheral company. It makes Apple’s iPhone and other products.
Angry contract workers broke into the company’s factory on December 12 due to non-payment of salary in the company. Due to which the company suffered heavy losses. As many as 1,343 regular workers and 8,490 contract workers were fired at the factory at Narasapur in Kolar district, about 60 km from Bengaluru, following violence at the factory. Apple stated that Wistron could not implement the working hours management process for employees. Due to which there was a delay in paying the salary of October and November.
The California tech giant said in a statement that Apple’s audit showed that the supplier Code of Conduct was violated to spread the violence. Wistron then admitted that the workers working in the factory were not paid their salary on time. Therefore, the company fired the top executives looking at operations in India. Apple stated that our aim is to honor the workers and treat them better.
Wistron has stated that it was a new factory. We definitely made mistakes during its expansion. The process we adopted to manage labor agencies and payments needs to be strengthened and upgraded.