Foxconn’s Sriperumbudur plant unlikely to reopen before Jan 7 Reuters gives suggestions. The facility has been closed since December 18, shortly after hundreds of workers were hospitalized over a food poisoning dispute.
The Foxconn plant is said to resume operations once “necessary improvements” are ensured. Until then, Apple has put the facility on probation.
Foxconn’s Tamil Nadu plant assembles smartphones from several brands including Apple. Foxconn manufactures the iPhone 12 and may start assembling the iPhone 13 soon.
Commenting on the matter, a Apple spokesperson “Following recent concerns about food security and housing conditions at Foxconn Sriperumbudur, we sent independent auditors,” it said last week.
The spokesperson also said that Apple found that some “remote dorm accommodation and dining rooms used for employees do not meet our requirements”. The company said it is working with the supplier to “ensure a comprehensive set of corrective actions are implemented expeditiously.”
According to the latest reports, government officials closely associated with the matter said that “Foxconn is still working with Apple to ensure compliance, which they expect to take up to two days. Bringing back workers is also an option.” Could be more than a day.”
Neither Apple nor Foxconn revealed any details on the reopening of the facility.
Commenting on the matter, Foxconn previously said, “We are deeply sorry for the problem faced by our employees and are taking immediate steps to enhance the facilities and services we provide.” It is said that this facility will become operational after the health standards of the workers are ensured.
The Apple supplier also said it is looking at restructuring the local management team and systems, expanding living areas, upgrading bathing facilities and providing drinking water facilities. The company also said that it will continue to pay all employees during downtime.
This is not the first time that Apple has been linked with labor issues in India. Earlier, the tech giant had put Wistron Corp on probation after worker protests over unpaid wages.
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