Apple, Wistron admit to lapses in payments to workers in Karnataka facility
BENGALURU: Apple and its Taiwanese contract manufacturer Wistron on Saturday issued separate statements acknowledging that there were lapses in payments to workers in its Narasapura facility near Bengaluru in October and November. The facility, which employs 12,000 people, saw large-scale violence and destruction of company assets last Saturday.
Apple said it was very disappointed with what happened and its preliminary findings indicate violations of its Supplier Code of Conduct by failing to implement proper working hour management processes. “We have placed Wistron on probation and they will not receive any new business from Apple before they complete corrective actions,” it said.
Sources told TOI that Wistron has sacked Vincent Lee, vice-president of the innovation business group in Wistron Infocomm Manufacturing India. Lee, who is based in Taiwan, had called upon Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa earlier this month when he visited Bengaluru.
消息人士向《印度時報》透露，緯創已經解雇了緯創信息通信制造印度公司創新業務組副總裁Vincent Lee。本月早些時候，他去班加羅爾時拜訪了卡納塔克邦首席部長BS Yediyurappa。
They further told TOI that Wistron has settled the pending payments.
Wistron, which makes iPhones and other products, said in its statement that the Narasapura facility is new “and we recognise that we made mistakes as we expanded.” It said that some of the processes put in place to manage labour agencies and payments need to be strengthened and upgraded. “We are taking immediate action to correct this, including disciplinary action. We are removing the vice-president who oversees our business in India. We are also enhancing our processes and restructuring our teams to ensure these issues cannot happen again,” it said.
The Karnataka labour department’s investigation is said to have found that Wistron was not maintaining proper appointment and employment details, it was not maintaining up-to-date salary and attendance records, and it was asking workers to do 12-hour shifts.
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Thats good Wistron agreed. There is no shame in admitting lapse. Thoght violence was not needed.
It's nice to see company acknowledging gaps and looking for correction.
it is monumental blunder. please ensure you do not repeat it. also ensure workers are properly paid and shift hours are followed . do not exploit workers
It is the duty of Govt. to ensure proper wages getting to the workers.
What happened at Wistron is the result of poor management where employees welfare was totally ignored.
The govt must impose heavy fines on wistron like how usa imposed fine on infosys.
Raju Narasimha N
First of all, why these companies can't give full time employment, why are they hiring thru contractors...people need job and companies need people to work, no one is making in charity or helping anyone here, treat employees in dignity
had the incident been in western countries, company would have had to pay millions in labour extortion. ?
Apple will rectify any anomolies for now. However will be reluctant to expand or ivest more. once the world situation normalise it is back to business in China for Apple and will not take further risk having tasted the violent nature of Indians.
no point buying the garbage products of this garbage company.
Modi is responsible for this.
Indian companies will never accept their mistake. This is an example of how USA company works with integrity. Hope Apple take action on wistron and respect workers.
Can we please honestly admit as Apple that lapses in payments have occurrd but on our part can we appologuises our violent actions as our follies
This is a huge setback for a company like Apple
these workers work with full dedication at possibly one tenth the pay in western countries
This is just one example. Business houses and MNCs violating labour laws of the country. Government ignores knowingly in the name of providing employment.
C'mon Apple and Wistron you sl ve drivers you knew that you were paying low wages and exploiting third world countries labor.
Dont blame workers all the time,there is a lapse in employers side.Good they accept it.Hope normalcy will come back