- Apple supplier Foxconn’s plant near Chennai in India will stay shut for three more days.
- The plant is expected to start production with 1,000 workers on December 30.
- Earlier this month, several employees were hospitalized after a bout of food poisoning.
Apple supplier Foxconn’s plant close to Chennai in India will stay shut for three additional days, following drawn-out protests later a food contamination episode at the plant. As indicated by a report by Reuters, the plant that makes iPhone 12 in India, will stay shut for three additional days
The plant was closed on December 16 and was supposed to start operations from December 27. In any case, this will currently occur from December 30.
The plant is expected to start production with 1,000 workers on December 30.
Recently, several workers at the plant were hospitalized later after an episode of food contamination. Almost 150 employees must be hospitalized. The food contamination allegedly happened at Foxconn’s dormitories, where a larger part of its staff lives.
The decision to suspend activities at the plant for three additional days has been taken by the Foxconn executives, a cop from the workplace of the Superintendent of Police in Kancheepuram, a district in Tamil Nadu, told Reuters. Employees at the plant that grumbled of food contamination and different problems as of late have been asked to register their problems with the state work ministry, the official said.
The plant is relied upon to start creating with 1,000 workers on December 30, as per the report. The plant makes iPhone 12 models. Apple also produces iPhone 11at India’s Foxconn plant and the second-age iPhone SE at the Wistron plant in Bengaluru. According to an ET report, Apple makes 70% of the smartphones it sells in India, which includes the best-selling models including the iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 12, iPhone XR, and iPhone SE.
Recently, police confined dozens of Foxconn workers for obstructing a vital parkway in a protest against food contamination at a Foxconn unit. The parkway was obstructed for a really long time in the southern city of Chennai.
Earlier this month, several employees were hospitalized after a bout of food poisoning.
This is not the first instance of unrest at the iPhone creators’ arrangement in India. Last year in December, at a Wistron industrial facility making Apple products workers caused harm of over Rs 437 crore over supposed non-installment of promised compensation to provisional laborers, extra time, and around 12 hours shifts consistently. Apple around then investigated the issue and addressed the grievances of workers.
“Apple is devoted to ensuring everybody in our supply chain is treated with nobility and respect. We have teams on the ground and promptly launched an itemized investigation. We are also dispatching extra Apple colleagues and auditors to the office,” Apple had said in a statement around then.
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