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Wistron to resume production soon: Karnataka Minister

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.

Apple partner Wistron to restart riot-hit iPhone factory in India

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.

Maharashtra: Govt in talks with Wistron Corporation to set up plant

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.

Rapid expansion, random wage cuts: behind the Wistron violence

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.

Preference for fixed-term employees can improve industry relations

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.

Wages of discontent

December 21, 2020 8:44 am

Worker unrest at Bengaluru facility warns against ignoring labour concerns at a time India seeks to expand manufacturing.

Apple to suspend new orders to Wistron after India workers riot

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.

Narasapura plant rampage: Wistron accepts mistakes, sacks vice president; Apple puts firm on notice

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.

Wistron violence: Unrest may stress PLI push, Centre in damage control mode

December 18, 2020 8:33 am

The state administration is learnt to have been instructed to salvage the situation and ensure a quick resolution.