Apple Apologizes India Workers
Workers at the iPhone manufacturing factory in India, riot last week because; they didn’t get their salaries on time and are working at low wages. Many workers were detained with the intervention of the police. Apple apologized to the workers in a statement.
Last week, more than 2,000 workers launched a riot at the Wistron-owned iPhone manufacturing factory in India. Police intervened the protests of the 2,000-strong group of workers, many workers were put under arrest.
After the events, Wistron made a statement and apologized to the workers; and announced that he had dismissed the senior official responsible for the company’s operations in India. With this apology and dismissal, Wistron accepts the fact that workers are working with low wages; and were not getting paid on time.
According to the statement from Apple, the workers did not receive their salaries on a regular basis both in October and November. Admitting that the facility is a new one and ‘making mistakes as it expands’, Wistron said they will solve any kind of issues as soon as possible.
In the first reports following the incident; With more than 10,500 employees, Wistron claims to have only three human resources officers to manage all these processes. There was no statement from Wistron on this matter.
Following the statements from Wistron, Apple has now accepted the allegations and apologized to the victimized workers. Apple also stated that Wistron will not be able to get a new job from Apple until they take and implement corrective measures, and announced that they have started an investigation on the issue.
Stating that their priority is ‘to treat all employees with dignity and respect and to ensure full compensation for wages immediately’, Apple added that they responded immediately.