They paid as promised by Apple assembly partner Wistron.
Violence erupted in a Friday night shift at a Wistron-run Narsapura factory over a wage dispute. Police said most of the 2,000 personnel working on the operation destroyed property, including furniture and assembly units, and set fire to vehicles on the spot.
The Times of India reported that senior executives’ offices targeted employees. Glass and doors were smashed in videos shot by participating employees.
Employees allege they have not been paid properly. pic.twitter.com/GKbeFeyRKc
— TOI Bengaluru (@TOIBengaluru) December 12, 2020
Sources said that the unrest was due to the non-receipt of the full salary of the workers at the time of joining the company. One staff member alleged that the engineering graduate was being paid Rs 21,000 ($ 285) per month instead of the initial Rs 16,000 ($ 217), which has dropped to Rs 12,000 ($ 163) in the last three months.
Other employees alleged that this was bad, reducing the non-engineering graduate salary to $ 8,000 ($ 108), while some received a salary of 500 rupees (78 6.78). Bad feelings developed throughout the shift and violence erupted early in the morning.
Wistron has not yet commented on the incident.
The Narsapur-based factory is the hub for Apple Assembly partner recruitment with the primary effort to create 10,000 jobs from August with the goal of creating 10,000 jobs. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.