Wistron did not submit proper records during the investigation and it was revealed by the investigation officer that there was no proper salary and attendance record
Workers are alleged to have vandalized vehicles, damaged high-priced equipment like computers and machines, and also ablaze them
The investigation of a labour office has revealed that the Taiwan-based Apple supplier Wistron has committed several legal violations at its factory in Bengaluru. The plant has been in financial damage caused by the agitated protestors who are still complaining about their non-payment of wages for more than a month.
On Saturday, the workers of the plant damaged iPhone models and several equipment out of anger, the report added. The plant, which is located about 50km from the tech site of the city witnessed millions of dollars of loss and it is expected that it would shut its operation soon.
According to a report of PTI, the factory suffered a loss of about Rs 437.40 Crores due to the escalating agitation in the facility and reports also claimed that a huge section of the workers carried out loot, barbarity, and pyromania at the Narasapura manufacturing plant. They are alleged to have vandalized vehicles, damaged high-priced equipment like computers and machines, and also ablaze them.
An audit of the factory, hours after the rampage, found “several labour law violations”, the labour department in Karnataka state’s Kolar district, where the factory is located, said in its report.
T D Prashnath, company executive stated in police complaint that around Rs 412.5 Crores of production machinery, mobile phones, and equipment were lost, Infrastructure worth Rs 10 crores, Rs 60 lakhs worth cars and golf carts, smartphones and other gadgets worth Rs 1.5 crores were among those which suffered the damage, stolen or lost, according to the report of PTI.
The labour office also highlighted in their investigation report that Wistron did not maintain proper appointment and employment details of the workers. The labours were not even paid their 12 hours of overtime at the Kolar plant.
Wistron did not submit proper records during the investigation and it was revealed by the investigation officer that there was no proper salary and attendance record. In the meantime, the cops have detained many workers and arrested 149 of them.