Karnataka Minister for Large and Medium Scale Industries Jagadish Shettar on Saturday mentioned that the state authorities will give vital safety to the Taiwanese firm Wistron in Kolar which was vandalised by its staff.
“Employees of a Taiwanese company vandalised Wistron office, situated in Narasapur Industrial Area in Kolar district of Karnataka, on Saturday. The incident occurred over the non-payment of salary dues for several months. The company deals with the manufacturing of Apple iPhones in India,” learn a press assertion from the Minister.
“The protest against the management turned violent after some people started vandalising the office, setting vehicles on fire, pelting stones and setting the company’s board on fire,” the assertion learn.
Regretting the disagreeable incident, the minister mentioned that it’s not proper to take the regulation into one’s hand it doesn’t matter what the issue is.
“The State government has taken steps to develop industries in the State and is committed to the protection of the worker’s right. The problem could have been resolved if it had been adequately addressed as per law,” the assertion quoted him as saying.
Mr Shettar mentioned that the state authorities is able to present enough safety to firms which have invested within the state.
“We will take stringent measures to prevent such unpleasant events from recurring. We have already spoken with the District Superintendents of Kolar District and the Superintendents of Police and have been instructed to provide necessary protection. Karnataka is a peaceful state, which has always welcomed foreign investors and investment and provided them with a peaceful and friendly environment to conduct business,” the assertion learn.
“The incident at the Wistron plant is unfortunate and unacceptable. The government is committed to conducting a full and fair investigation into the incident and punish the wrongdoers,” he added.
Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka CN Ashwath Narayan on Saturday condemned the incident during which a whole lot of staff had been seen coming into the Wistron manufacturing plant in Kolar district of the state and smashing workplace properties.
“It was imperative that nobody takes the law in their own hands. There are appropriate forums to resolve such issues without indulging in this wonton violence,” the Deputy Chief Minister mentioned in a tweet.
Mr Narayan additionally mentioned that he had directed Superintendent of Police (SP) Kolar to make sure all measures are taken to convey the scenario below speedy management and the culprits are recognized. “Strict action will be taken under the law against the errant elements,” he mentioned.
Mr Narayan mentioned that he has mentioned the matter with Meena Nagaraj, the Director of Electronics, Information Technology and Biotechnology on the Government of Karnataka. “Our government will do the needful to ensure that the situation is resolved expeditiously and all stakeholders and their concerns are allayed,” he added.
“We will ensure that all workers’ rights are duly protected and all their dues are cleared,” he assured.
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