‘Labour Violations’ By Apple Supplier Wistron : No Overtime And 12-Hour Shifts


In response to its study reviewed by Reuters, the labor office’s preliminary investigation into violence last weekend at a manufacturing facility run by Apple provider Wistron discovered a variety of violations by the Taiwanese agency and its distributors.

On Saturday, angry workers protesting about the non-payment of salaries for months shattered tools and iPhone fashions at the Wistron factory, about 50 km from the Bengaluru tech hub, costing the company thousands and thousands of dollars} in damage and forcing it to close the site.

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“Hours after the rampage, an investigation of the manufacturing facility found “several labor law violations,” the labor division in the Kolar district of Karnataka state, the location of the manufacturing facility, reported in its report.


Wistron, one of Apple’s leading world contract manufacturers, did not respond to a request for a reference to the study, which was not made public.

In addition, Apple, which is performing its personal audit to find out whether or not Wistron breached provider pointers, did not respond to a request for comment.

Labor Office’s Report About Wistron:

The labor office reported that Wistron did not maintain accurate jobs and appointment records of their staff and employees who worked at the Kolar plant in 12-hour shifts were not paid for time outside regulation.

As required by law, the company did not maintain wage and attendance data, and contract employees were sad about non-payment of wages for extra working hours, the office said, including that Wistron did not apply these data on request.

In addition, the report named three of Wistron’s manpower providers, Innovative Engineers, Quess, and Addeco India, for exceeding the recruitment quotas allowed under the guidelines of the authorities.


Addeco and Quess didn’t instantly respond to a request for remark and Creative Engineers couldn’t be reached. In addition, the inspection found {that a} glitch in an attendance machine or program contributed to reports from workers not receiving full salaries owed to them.

“This was brought to the management’s notice, and this was not addressed,” reported the office. Though preliminary, the investigation verified the concerns of workers at the factory, half a dozen of whom were interviewed by Reuters.

The auditors asked Wistron to send some paperwork within three days to the labor office. Whether Wistron was compliant with the request was not clear.

This week the Karnataka state authorities announced that it will assist Wistron in re-starting activities and managing the considerations of employees.

Moreover, it did not touch on the report’s conclusions.

While trade unions have criticized the state for “going soft” on the company and failing to empathize with employees who worked in “sweatshop-like circumstances,” The episode is a blow to the native manufacturing drive of Wistron and dents Apple’s position as a key market for growth.

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