Kolar iPhone Unit Violence Case: Wistron removes Vice President, apologize to workers for Salary issues

iPhone manufacturer Wistron on Saturday released a strong statement over the 12th December violence case in Kolar unit. Wistron removing the Vice-President who oversees business in India, apologizes to the workers for irregularities in salary payment.

By Rohit Sindhu, Updated : Dec 19, 2020 15:18 IST
Kolar iPhone Unit Violence Case: Wistron removes Vice President, apologize to workers for Salary issues
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iPhone manufacturer Wistron removes its Vice-President who oversees business in India in view of the December 12 violence at its unit in Kolar, Karnataka. Apologizing to the unit workers for the issues related to salaries, Wistron says that we are ready to enhance our processes and restructuring our teams to ensure such type of issues cannot happen again.

"Safety & wellbeing of our team members is always our top priority & core value at Wistron. Since unfortunate events at our Narasapura facility we've found that some workers were not paid correctly, or on time. We deeply regret & apologize to all of our workers", Wistron statement reads.

"We are removing the Vice President who oversees our business in India. We are also enhancing our processes and restructuring our teams to ensure these issues cannot happen again", said iPhone manufacturer Wistron on the December 12 violence case at its unit in Kolar, Karnataka.

Wistron also assures that its top priority is to ensure all workers are fully compensated immediately. "We're working hard to achieve that. We've established an employee assistance program for workers at the facility. We're working diligently on corrective actions to ensure it doesn't happen again". Wistron adds in its statement.

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Earlier, on December 12 a violence case was reported among the workers at iPhone unit in Kolar, Karnataka. Following that a probe was ordered at the highest level.

Apple to Wistron:

Apple employees and independent auditors hired by Apple have been working around the clock to investigate issues which occurred at Wistron’s Narasapura facility (in Karnataka).

"Our preliminary findings indicate violations of our Supplier Code of Conduct by failing to implement proper working hour management processes. We have placed Wistron on probation & they'll not receive any new business from Apple before they complete corrective actions", warns Apple.