- 20 Jan 2021
The iPhone manufacturing plant, run by Taiwan-based tech giant Wistron Corporation at Narsapura (around 60 km from Bengaluru in Karnataka) came under attack from its employees over payment of salaries recently. This was after many Chinese companies have started moving out of China. The event may be repetition of Sterlite 2.0, benefitting none other than the cunning Chinese dragon couching under the communist jackal.
A majority of the nearly 2,000 employees, who were exiting the facility after completing their night-shift, went on a rampage destroying the company’s furniture, assembly units and even attempted to set fire to vehicles. It is known to all that the COVID-19 situation has created an economic backdrop worldwide and it's really hard to survive during this crisis suffering pay cuts and reduced salaries. Nevertheless, violence is hardly the solution as it can result in the facility being shut down resulting in further crunches.
Image Credits: Times of India
Although the picture appears clear on the outward, we are yet to seek the loose ends-for instance the Chinese driven left instigation and the company’s own fault.
Karnataka's Department of Factories, Boilers, Industrial Safety and Health found in their primary investigation that Wistron had been exploiting its workers and Wistron's Human Resources department had poor knowledge of labor regulations in India. Apple meanwhile has said that they will resume new orders with Wistron only if the company takes corrective actions .
Communist affiliated trade union justifies violence
Needless to say, having their demands fulfilled through savagery and vehemence is an integral part of Communist propaganda, the utter and unnecessary implementation of the same in the present day may bid good-byes to foreign industries investing in India. Time has changed and so has the mindset of employers and employees. We have been living on a trajectory of increased mutual understanding and reduced violence for the past few decades, and the laws of offices stand altered now.
Police arrests Kolar's SFI taluk president, Shrikanth for vandalism; Image Credits: The News Minute
The Wistron incident has been condemned by senior leaders in the Karnataka government, with the Deputy Chief Minister C Ashwathnarayan assuring that strict action will be taken against the perpetrators and ensuring that the government will do the needful to resolve the matter expeditiously and dispel the concerns of all stakeholders involved in the dispute. On the other side of the coin, Communist-affiliated trade union has been in support of the violence.
Violent form of protests being a trade-off
Last month, the Toyota Kirloskar Motors facility at Bidadi had declared a set down in its factory after the continued strike by union members. The Bidadi facility has two production plants with a total installed capacity of 3.10 lakh units per annum. The TKM management cited ‘breach of discipline and unacceptable behaviour’ by some employee union members and declared a shutdown.
TKM restarting operations; Image Credits: Business Line
However, the company will resume operations with a section of supervisory and other staff, amid a continuing strike by a significant number of workers following differences with the management. “As on 3 December, the company would like to confirm the resumption of production involving supervisory and other staff and workmen who have signed the undertaking despite the continuation of the illegal strike by a group of workers," Toyota said in a statement.
Chinese propagandist uses Wistron incident to threaten other companies moving from China to India
Image Credits: opIndia
Days after employees and Communist-affiliated trade unions vandalised the Apple’s contract manufacturer Wistron India’s plant in Kolar, Karnataka, fingers are being pointed towards China over its alleged involvement in creating trouble against firms that are shifting business out of the country.
The propagandist of China’s Communist Party, subtly threatened the other partners of Apple Inc such as Foxconn. Passing sly insinuations, she asked whether these companies now regret about moving their production facilities to India. Chen basically hinted that companies that move their production lines out of China may face such vandalism and loss to business. Chen’s tweet hinted at China’s role in causing such deliberate disturbances inside India to disturb the prevailing stability and investment climate in the country.
We want to ask Chinese tabloid and Chen to may be look into their own backyard and own people.
Thousands of workers are protesting unpaid wages at a Pegatron factory in Shanghai. Pegatron is the second largest Apple iPhone manufacturer after Foxconn.— Things China Doesn't Want You To Know (@TruthAbtChina) December 19, 2020
Some workers have been injured or arrested.
December 19, 2020 pic.twitter.com/OFBRtn1YPF