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Wistron’s iPhone factory in Kolar will be operational in 20 days, says Minister

Wistron’s iPhone factory in Kolar will be operational in 20 days, says Minister


Speaking to reporters after meeting the officials of Wistron Corp, Hebbar said, “I have spoken to the company officials and they have indicated that in the next 20 days the factory would be operational.”

Wistron had initially estimated the damage at Rs 437.7 crore but later backtracked and said the extent of the damage was about Rs 50 crore.

Bengaluru: The Wistron factory near Bengaluru, which makes iPhones for Apple, will resume production in about 20 days, labour minister A Shivaram Hebbar said on Sunday after visiting the 44-acre facility.

The minister visited the Taiwanese unit at the Narasapura industrial area in Kolar for a first-hand understanding of the pace of recovery from the ugly riots the factory witnessed on December 12.

Sections of workers broke windows, overturned cars and ransacked their workplace over unpaid wages, causing damage of crores of rupees and rendering the place handicapped for a quick turnaround in industrial production.

Hebbar interacted with the authorities and factory employees, and said he was yet to fully understand what specifically triggered the violence.

“The senior company management was not available at the factory during my visit. I will meet them in Bengaluru next week and find out specific reasons for the incident,” he said.

Assuring full support to the management and employees, the minister said the government will ensure that all employees are paid well.

“We will continue our effort to maintain a cordial relationship between employees and the management,” he said.

The police have arrested about 160 persons so far following the incident.

The Taiwanese contract manufacturer has admitted to flaws in its recruitment and payment and has assured the government of fixing all issues.

Meanwhile, the minister also said the labour unrest at Toyota’s Bidadi plant has been sorted out. “The first shift has resumed at the Toyota factory. I am confident that the second shift too will start in another 10 days,” he said.

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3 Comments on this Story

Sanujit Roy10 days ago

Will it restore back the confidence?

Valerian Pereira10 days ago

Bring in all Semi conductor chip Mfg Industries and set up bases in various sttaes.

Induct Algorithm and AI. compulsory from schools,

Make india the factory and hub of AI.to the world.

full Throttle.

along with Military induction

all serving in Uniform

100% discipline.

Srinivasan Vedantam10 days ago

Any enquiry about delayed labour payment and black listing contractors in the agenda ? will contact labourers for regular work be abolished or again contractors will suck the workers

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