Thousands of iPhones looted, violence cost us Rs 440 crore: Wistron
BENGALURU: Saturday’s violence at Wistron’s Kolar plant, where it assembles iPhones, has caused losses amounting to an estimated Rs 437 crore, the company stated in its complaint to the police and the labour department, reports Sandeep Moudgal.
班加羅爾：據Sandeep Moudgal報道，緯創在提交給警方和勞工部的起訴書中稱，周六緯創位于戈拉爾的iPhone組裝工廠發生的暴 力事件估計已造成43.7億盧比的損失。
The losses are primarily due to the theft of thousands of iPhones, allegedly looted from the unit during the violence, and damage caused to Wistron’s assembly line and factory equipment, the complaint said. Condemning the two-hour violence, Karnataka labour minister Shivaram Hebbar said the damages caused to the company were unacceptable.
緯創在起訴書中稱，虧損主要是由于數千部iPhone被搶，以及裝配線和工廠設備被破壞。據稱，這些iPhone是在暴 力事件中被搶走的。暴麗行為持續兩個小時，卡納塔克邦勞工部長Shivaram Hebbar表示譴責，稱這對企業造成的損失是不可接受的。
According to the go nment, the dispute between Wistron and the contract labourers has been going on for three months. Hebbar said Wistron had contracted six subsidiary companies to hire 8,900 people for its Kolar unit.
“Besides, the company had 1,200 permanent employees,” he added. Industries minister Jagadish Shettar said the violence was, perhaps, fueled by miscommunication between Wistron, the contractors and the employees.
他補充說：“此外，該公司有1200名正式員工。”工業部長Jagadish Shettar說，暴 力事件可能是緯創、勞務派遣公司和雇員之間溝通不暢導致的。
“What we hear is that the company had made payments to the labour contractors, who delayed payments to the employees. This is being verified,” he said. Hebbar said the labour department has issued notices to Wistron, asking the firm to pay the dues in three days.
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Now Apple would have been thinking that China was better than India in terms of Industrial security. We idiot Indians will dig our own grave one day.
What was the police doing when this loot was going on,? Incidents like these will seriously dent India's image among international investors about India being a safe place for their investments....
I think we should wacth-out for such similar incidents in companies that have moved their manufacturing from China to India.
As per this post it's clear that winstron paid the money to contractors who in turn didn't pay to its labourers in time. Where is the fault of winstron? Again these fraud contractors are also typical Indian scammers. Foreign companies still coming to India surprises me a lot.
All these are Chinese sponcered strikes. They don't want their units from China to get shifted to India
How can such incident can occur with in just 2 hours of protest. So either this was planned loot along with internal involvement or something else to claim damage. This needs to be investigated.
such violence will prevent Foreign companies coming to India, once again China will have upper hand. True Indian labour dig their own graves by violence, strikes, bandhs
We had a great oppurtunity to attract foreign companies to invest in Indian plants as they are planning to move away from china. These type of incidents will make them rethink
this shows how stupid people are.... will they be allowed to work in plant anymore and get their payment on time... this will make foreign companies to think 100 times before building their manufacturing plants in India... so in total they are destroying the current and future..
Nand Lal Chogal
What are we showing to the world ? We are not capable to providing security to the investors and their money.
This is really really shameful and shows why manufacturing can never succeed in India. Indians by nature are angry people who will restore to violence, rioting, vandalism and theivery at the drop of the hat. I feel so so bad for Winston. they trusted India and were in the end deceived.
The Enemy Within is very dangerous than Pakistan and China included.
The culprits should be identified and punished ruthlessly. There are ways to sort out salary issues, violence is not the way. China is looking for such incidents and mindless idiots are playing in there hands.
Seeing this other multinational companies will avoid coming to India.
It shows the contract workers are looters. Shameful.
Indians dont want to work. They just want to be rich watching cricket.
with such hooliganism, good luck to make India. we will never change.
Go India Go
Karnataka youths are very aggressive and lazy!