Violence as striking workers riot at iPhone manufacturing plant near Bangalore in India

Bangalore 13th December 2020: An iPhone manufacturing plant, run by Taiwan-based tech giant Wistron Corporation at Narsapura (around 60 km from Bengaluru  in Southern India) came under attack from workers on Saturday. Workers at Wistron's iPhone plant at Narsapura destroyed and damaged factory property during a riot to protest exploitation and withheld wages.

Local Police arrested around 100 workers after they violently protested against their allegedly exploitative working conditions at a Taiwanese-owned iPhone factory in southern India. Footage circulating on Indian social media shows workers furiously smashing glass panels, flipping and torching cars, as well as destroying CCTV cameras, light fixtures, and ceiling fans.


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. 

Senior police officers along with additional personnel from Kolar district have rushed to the spot. The local police subsequently reported that ‘the situation is under control now. We have formed special teams to investigate the incident’. They confirmed that, despite extensive property damage, nobody was injured during the riot.

Workers told local media that they had not been paid in 4 months and were being forced to work overtime, which the unionists described as 'brutal exploitation'. 

The Deputy Chief Minister of the state of Karnataka was quick to condemn the violence in a series of tweets



Background : Earlier this year, Wistron Infocomm Manufacturing had announced that it was planning to hire 10,000 staff at Kolar facility (news)

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