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Don’t take law into own hands: Ashwathnarayan on iPhone plant vandalism

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dcm kolar 12122020Kolar/Bengaluru: Hours after an iPhone manufacturing plant at Narsapura in Kolar was attacked by its employees over salary dues on Saturday, December 12, Deputy Chief Minister C N Ashwathnarayan “strongly” condemned the violence and assured that “all workers’ rights are duly protected and all their dues are cleared”.

It can be recalled that on Saturday morning, an iPhone plant run by Taiwanese tech giant Wistron Corporation at Narsapura was vandalised by a majority of nearly 2,000 employees, who were exiting the facility after completing their night shift. The employees reportedly went on a rampage destroying furniture, assembly units and even attempted to set fire to vehicles.

The Narasapura facility is being used to manufacture Apple’s smartphone iPhoneSE, Internet of Things (IOT) products and biotech devices.

Taking to Twitter on Saturday, the DCM wrote in a series of tweets, “Strongly condemn the incident of violence at Wistron’s factory in Narasapura, Kolar. It is imperative that nobody takes the law in their own hands. There are appropriate forums to resolve such issues without indulging in this wonton violence.”

Ashwathnarayan informed that he discussed the matter with the Kolar SP to ensure that measures are taken to control the situation immediately and identify the culprits. “Strict action will be taken under the law against the errant elements,” he added.

“Having also discussed the matter with Meena Nagaraj, Director @ITBTGoK ; our Government will do the needful to ensure that the situation is resolved expeditiously and all stakeholders & their concerns are allayed,” he said.

He then stated that the government will ensure that all workers’ rights are duly protected and all their dues are cleared.

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