December 14th – An employee riot occurred in an Apple factory in India, thousands of iPhone phones were robbed, and the loss amounted to 4.4 billion roubles.
According to India today’s report on the 13th, a riot broke out at the factory of Taiwan’s Weichuang in Goral, Karnataka, on the 12th local time.
Workers threw stones at the factory, smashed glass, and damaged vehicles, furniture, computers, laptops and other items. The company has reported the case to the police.
According to the report, the employees had previously protested against the salary arrears, claiming that they had not received their salaries for four months.
Goral City Sheriff Reddy said that the factory has about 7,000 to 8,000 people and operates a two-shift work system.
Employees began to carry out sabotage activities in the factory at about 6:30 on the 13th. Reddy said, “We just dispersed these employees with batons.
Many properties were damaged and two vehicles used to carry items in the house were hit. We will carry out further investigation.”
Follow-up to the smashing of an apple factory in India: at least 132 people are detained
According to the Russian satellite news agency on December 14, India TV reported that at least 132 people were detained for violent smashing caused by workers in a factory producing iPhones in the southwest of the country.
The factory is about 60 kilometers away from Bangalore, the state capital, and mainly produces iPhone SE and other IT products.
December 12, hundreds of workers gathered in front of the factory of Taiwan Weichuang Company in Karnataka, India, which triggered a riot. Discontent with the wages paid, the workers began to throw stones at the windows, overthrowing and burning cars.
In addition, some office space was destroyed. The police are investigating the incident. The local government condemned the incident and said that severe measures would be taken against the vandals.