Angry Indian workers trash Wistron iPhone factory

Posted on Tuesday, Dec 15 2020 @ 09:34 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
BBC News reports Indian police arrested over 100 workers after a major incident at a Wistron production plant near Bangalore. The facility manufactures iPhones for Apple but workers allege they have not been fully paid for four months and are being forced to do extra shifts. Taiwan-based Wistron says it follows local labour laws. A trade union leader on the other hand accuses Wistron of "brutal exploitation" and claims the state government allowed the firm to "flout basic rights."
The violence broke out as about 2,000 workers from the night shift were leaving the building at Narsapura on Saturday, the Times of India reported.

Hundreds went on a rampage, ransacking the offices of senior executives, destroying furniture, assembly units and smashing glass panels and doors with rods.
Footage of the ransacking is circulating on Twitter.

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