February 19, 2021 8:02 am
The factory at Narasapura in Kolar district had been shut since December 12 when about 4,000 employees vandalised the facility over wage-related issues.
February 09, 2021 10:24 pm
The incident underscored the challenges to Apple as the world’s most valuable company seeks to expand its India business while diversifying its supply chain beyond China.
January 01, 2021 2:46 am
Sources said that the industry department had been in discussion with the company even before the incident took place on December 12.
December 24, 2020 7:19 am
Production at the plant at Narasapura in Kolar district around 60 km from Bengaluru, employing 1,343 regular workers and 8,490 contract workers, was suspended following the violence.
December 24, 2020 8:57 am
Contract workers, who are hired via an intermediary (contractor) and are not on the payrolls of the company on whose shop floors they work, have been at the centre of much dispute over the last decade.
December 21, 2020 8:44 am
Worker unrest at Bengaluru facility warns against ignoring labour concerns at a time India seeks to expand manufacturing.
December 20, 2020 5:32 pm
Earlier this month, Wistron workers at a plant in Narasapura near Bengaluru rioted over unpaid wages, with many arrested for violence and vandalism.
December 19, 2020 8:13 pm
“Since the unfortunate events at our Narasapura facility we have been investigating and have found that some workers were not paid correctly, or on time. We deeply regret this and apologize to all of our workers,” said a statement from Wistron on Saturday.
December 18, 2020 8:33 am
The state administration is learnt to have been instructed to salvage the situation and ensure a quick resolution.
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