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Initial probe of Wistron India violence finds 'labour violations': Report

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Chandini Monnappa & Sankalp Phartiyal | Reuters  |  Bengaluru/New Delhi 

An Indian labour office's preliminary investigation into violence last weekend at a factory run by Apple supplier Wistron found several violations by the Taiwanese firm and its vendors, according to its report reviewed by Reuters. Angry workers complaining about the non-payment of wages for months smashed equipment and iPhones on Saturday at the Wistron plant, about 50 km from the tech hub of Bengaluru, costing the company millions of dollars in damage and forcing it to shut the site. An audit of the factory, hours after the rampage, found "several labour law ...

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First Published: Fri, December 18 2020. 15:10 IST