What you need to know
- A new report says "serious violations" of labor law have been uncovered at a Wistron iPhone factory in India.
- The Factory was the scene of a riot last week over allegations of unpaid wages.
- A trade union body in the country has previously stated that authorities turned a blind eye to "all violations."
A new report says "serious violations of labor laws" have been uncovered at a Wistron iPhone plant where a riot broke out last week.
The report follows earlier reports this morning claiming a massive hiring spree may have caused unrest that sparked the riot, as the Wistron only had three HR staff to deal with an influx of thousands of employees. This new report seems to confirm this sentiment.
The report says that Wistron's HR department had "poor knowledge of labor regulations" and "not enough personnel" to manage 10,500 employees including 8,500 contractors. A source told the outlet:
A riot broke out at the factory Friday over reports workers had not been paid.
Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.
Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple.
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