wistron Stories March 11

Three months after an employee riot brought assembly lines to a halt, Wistron has resumed iPhone production in India.

However, both the company and government appear wary of any repetition of the unrest caused by underpaid wages. It took two months for Wistron to announce that it was restarting production, and a further month to actually do so, and that is so far on a limited scale …

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wistron Stories February 9

Wistron iPhone production is restarting in India almost two months after an employee riot caused millions of dollars’ worth of damage to the plant.

That isn’t the end of the matter, however, with Apple stating that the supplier is still on probation …

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wistron Stories December 21, 2020

Under Indian law, Apple has ultimate legal responsibility for the underpaid wages at a Wistron iPhone assembly plant near Bangalore, says a local report.

iPhone assembly was suspended at the plant due to damage caused when workers rioted following underpayments. An investigation by the Indian government found ‘serious labor law violations’ …

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wistron Stories December 18, 2020

An investigation by the Indian government into a riot at a Wistron iPhone assembly plant in Karnataka, Bangalore, has found ‘serious labor law violations.’ The riot involving hundreds of workers followed complaints about being paid significantly less than had been agreed.

The government says that it had been able to confirm underpayment and more at the plant …

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wistron Stories December 15, 2020

The iPhone plant riot in India over the weekend is not expected to have much immediate impact on production in the country, but analysts suggest that it might have longer-term implications.

Reports variously say that between ‘hundreds’ and two thousand workers took part in the riot at Wistron’s iPhone assembly plant in Bangalore. Production was suspended due to the damage …

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wistron Stories December 14, 2020

Contract manufacturer Wistron has confirmed reports that iPhone assembly was suspended following a riot at its plant in Bangalore, India. Video footage (below) shows people attacking assembly units, smashing windows, overturning cars, and starting a fire. Wistron puts the total cost of the damage at 4.38B rupees ($60M).

The violent protest, which took place on Saturday, was said to be over underpaid wages by Wistron. Multiple reports say that the riot involved almost 2,000 workers, with more than 100 of them arrested by police …

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