In India, there was widespread commotion and vandalism at the factory of iPhone maker Wistron Corporation on Saturday (December 12, 2020). Due to this uproar of employees and workers, the company lost Rs. 77 43..4 crore has been lost. Whoever the left is coming out of this and his hand cannot be denied because of China’s interest in it. The factory is located in Kolar, Karnataka.
At six-thirty in the morning, when the shift was changing, there was a sudden commotion in the factory. Many iPhones were looted. Stoned, glass shattered and furniture and vehicles severely damaged. Equipment kept in the office was damaged. However, the Karnataka government has made it clear that they will provide the necessary security to the company. Deputy Chief Minister CN Ashwath Narayan reviewed the situation.
Indeed, the cause of the whole sabotage was the non-payment of salaries to the employees on time and the same allegation was made in the factory of ‘Wistron Corporation’. The company is one of Apple’s global manufacturing contractors. It manufactures iPhone 7 as well as SE second generation phones. Only 1.5 crore smartphones were looted during the vandalism.
The company has registered cases against a total of 7000 people in this case. Of these, 5,000 are in the company and 2,000 are from outside. By the end of 2021, the company was supposed to hire 25,000 people, but that is no longer the case. It currently has 12,000 employees, of which 2,000 are permanent. Apple Paul talks about giving its employees a safe environment and due respect, which is why it has formed a committee of inquiry.
Whoever on the left has been against this case. Krishna Siddhi, a member of the All India Trades Union Congress, said the matter had been going on for several months and the three shifts had been changed to two shifts of 12-12 hours and some hours would also be overtime. They allege that the company does not pay overtime and has also reduced shift pay. This organization belongs to CPI.
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– Kingking_Chen (KingkingParis) December 13, 2020
AITUC General Secretary MD Harigovind justified the whole violence by saying that the ‘Wistron Corporation’ had started exploiting the workers and created a very bad environment for them, hence the incident. He accused the BJP government in the state of allowing the company to do so. The Toyota Kirloskar factory in Bidai was also shut down last month due to misconduct by some workers.
However, the statements of Labor Commissioner Akram Pasha do not confirm the allegations of the organization affiliated with the CPI. Citing the figures, he said the company had only delayed the pay of employees by 4 days and they were being paid regularly. In this case, 150 arrests have been made. Now, despite paying regular salaries, the labor commissioner says only the police can investigate why the violence took place.
China is taking an interest in this whole matter. Qingqing Chen, chief reporter of the Global Times, a spokesman for the Chinese Communist Party, reacted to the news that China has a stable system to support the market, so companies are taking risks to get their factories out there. . He asked Foxconn if he also regretted taking the iPhone factory to India.
Recently, many companies have decided to move their office fees and factories from China to India. On top of this, China has also been shocked by the ban on many Chinese applications in India. At a recent meeting of the Yogi Cabinet, a Samsung display manufacturing unit was approved at a cost of Rs 25,825 crore, coming from here to China. It will now be the third country in the world to manufacture mobile display products made with OLED technology.