BREAKING: iPhone supplier Wistron sacks its India Vice-President, admits to lapses in Karnataka plant. Statement below: We have been investigating and have found that some workers were not paid correctly, or on time. We deeply regret this and apologize to all of our workers.
This is a new facility and we recognize that we made mistakes as we expanded. Some of the processes we put in place to manage labor agencies and payments need to be strengthened and upgraded. We are taking immediate action to correct this, including disciplinary action.
We are removing the Vice President who oversees our business in India .We are also enhancing our processes and restructuring our teams to ensure these issues cannot happen again. Our top priority is to ensure all workers are fully compensated immediately.
We have established an employee assistance program for workers at the facility. We also set up a 24-hour grievance hotline in Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Hindi and English to ensure all workers can voice any concerns they may have anonymously.
We are deeply committed to our business and employees in India. We are working diligently on corrective actions to ensure this does not happen again.
Vincent Lee out. Sudipto Gupta,who is the India MD for Wistron Smart Devices stays.