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Violence erupts at Wistron’s Bengaluru plant as employees demand proper remuneration

In a statement to the media, IGP Central Seemanta Kumar said that 80 people have been arrested in relation to the incident

December 12, 2020 / 02:19 PM IST
Representative Image (PTI Photo by Kamal Singh)

Representative Image (PTI Photo by Kamal Singh)

Employees demanding proper wages engaged in violence at the Wistron plant in Kolar district, near Bengaluru, on December 12. The plant that manufactures Apple iPhones.

Violence broke out on the morning of December 12 while employees were demanding that management address their grievances, News18 Kannada reported.

In a statement to the media, IGP Central Seemanta Kumar said that 80 people have been arrested in relation to the incident.

“The incident took place early this morning when shifts were changing. We are being told there was a scuffle regarding salary non-payment. We are investigating thoroughly and have taken CCTV footage,” he added.