No New Business For Wistron Until Corrective Actions: Apple

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Wistron had earlier admitted that some workers at its Kolar district plant in Karnataka were not paid properly. The company had also noted about sacking a top executive

Tech-giant Apple has put contract electronics manufacturer Wistron on probation until the latter takes corrective actions. The announcement was made as an aftermath of what happened at Wistron’s plant located in Kolar, Karnataka. Apple would not be giving any new business to Wistron for now.

“Early findings of an Apple audit, which followed violence at the Wistron plant in southern Karnataka state last weekend, show violations of the U.S. tech giant’s ‘Supplier Code of Conduct’,” Apple said in a statement.

Apple, pointig towards its preliminary findings, noted that it has placed Wistron on probation & they’ll not receive any new business from Apple before they complete corrective actions. The same was done on account of violations of Apple’s supplier code of conduct. Wistron, as per Apple, failed to implement proper working hour management processes.

Wisron had earlier admitted that some workers at its Kolar district plant in Karnataka were not paid properly. The company had also noted about sacking a top executive.

“Wistron has taken disciplinary action and is restructuring their recruitment and payroll teams in Narasapura. They have also set up an employee assistance program and a 24-hour grievance hotline in Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, and English to ensure all workers at the facility can voice any concerns, anonymously,” read an official statement by Wistron.

Apple, las month, had suspended new business with Pegatron Corp after labour violations were reported. The company, in its supplier code of conduct, mandates that its suppliers must meet all legal requirements relating to wages and benefits.

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