Monday, 23 May, 2022

Topic: Wistron

Karnataka says Wistron can reopen iPhone unit but will have to follow hiring rules set by govt

Wistron will resume operations by 20 February two months after violent protests rocked the company’s iPhone facility in Kolar over pending salaries.

Apple partner Wistron to restart Karnataka iPhone factory 2 months after violent protests

Apple had suspended new orders to Wistron in December after workers, hired on a monthly pay of $200 (RUPEES), stormed the factory and rioted over unpaid salaries.

Violence at iPhone plant will not cause significant impact to company, Wistron says

Wistron, the Taiwanese contract manufacturer for Apple in India, said the impact won't be significant as the Karnataka facility was a new operation and the shipment quantity small.

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Apple puts Wistron on probation after violence in Karnataka unit, initiates investigation

Wistron, which assembles the latest version of the iPhone SE at the violence-hit plant, fired its Vice President who was heading the company's operations in India.

Hiring more than it could handle – what went wrong at Wistron’s India iPhone plant

Rapid expansion stretched Wistron's systems & sapped bandwidth of its management team. Its HR team of 3 people couldn’t cope with workers’ grievances.

Wistron iPhone plant violence ‘unfortunate but not norm’, we’ll get more investment — Modi govt

In an interview to ThePrint, Mohapatra said Modi govt has been in constant talks with Karnataka and has asked it to ensure normalcy is restored at the earliest.

Probe into violence at Wistron iPhone plant on, Centre involved too, Karnataka minister says

Karnataka Labour Minister Shivaram Hebbar said Wistron, the Taiwanese contract manufacturer for Apple, has stated it will try to start the facility in about 15 days.

At Wistron iPhone plant, families search for ‘missing’ men, accuse contractors of cheating

Relatives of people arrested for 'vandalising' Wistron factory in Kolar say some hadn't even joined work yet. Many call for arrest of contractors first.

Will ensure justice for Wistron, says top industry body after Karnataka iPhone plant violence

India Cellular and Electronics Association writes to Wistron, says it is committed to working closely with central & state govts to ensure such an incident doesn’t recur.

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As drones usher in new era of warfare, India’s growing UAV industry begins to take flight

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Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.