Exploited Indian workers are trying to be heard with their protest.
India riot has resurfaced in front of Apple’s manufacturing store this month. This has been the second time around that the company has been reported to violate labor laws. The first one was in Taiwan leading to its manufacturing halt. This does not directly go against the Tech Giant but is still connected as the one who exploits workers are its manufacturers, specifically Wistron.
India Riot: Details
Wistron has been caught exploiting its factory workers that are based in India manufacturing plantation which caused huge havoc last December 12. The probation that tagged the company means that it won’t receive any business from the Tech Giant until they fix everything out.
Based on the video taken on December 12, there were 2,000 workers who decided to protest against the manufacturing company after their unpaid wages. It was shown in the video that the said employees are smashing mirrors in the lobby and vehicles. These speculations were confirmed as the Government is trying to dissect some serious labor violations in its preliminary investigation.
Based on their investigation, there are also middlemen exploiting the contract workers and skimming their wages. And they revealed that there are around 8,500 of the Wistron factory’s 10,500 workers were contractors rather than being full-time employees.
However, the manufacturing company , Wistron issued an apology, stating that it’s “enhancing its processes and restructuring our teams to ensure these issues cannot happen again,” adding that it’s already established “a 24-hour grievance hotline” and “an employee assistant program.”
Despite this, the Tech Giant, Apple didn’t immediately respond to the report.
Apple LA Stores Closes As COVID Cases Rise
Apple LA Stores has been temporarily closed as the COVID-19 cases in Southern California drastically rise. This was initially reported by Bloomberg. This was actually the first time that Apple Los Angeles has been closed for the past several months.
According to reports, there are already two stores closed today and another 11 additional stores to be closed this Saturday. There have been no speculated dates yet on when it is going to reopen. As of now, it is mandated for all Southern California citizens to stay at home starting December.
However, there are really no regulations in closing malls and stores, as it has to be operated in reduced capacity. Despite this, Apple mandated to close down to protect its employees.
Based on Health reports, COVID cases are also increasing in the San Francisco Bay Area where Apple’s headquarters are located, but Apple stores have not closed yet. Other preventive measures that Apple company initiated are using face masks, conducting temperature checks, limiting store occupancy, implementing social distancing measures, and deep cleaning regularly.
However, in some Apple Manufacturing company, India riot has