Industries Minister tells employees to approach govt if their issues are not resolved
Interacting with the management and employees of Taiwanese company Wistron, Industries Minister Jagadish Shettar stressed that violence was not the answer to workers’ problems. Industrial violence could adversely affect the lives of thousands of employees and their families, he noted.
The Minister, along with senior officials, was on a visit to the company’s factory in the Narsapura Industrial Area in Kolar district on Wednesday. The company, which manufactures smartphones for Apple as well as other electronic items, was hit by employee violence in December last year and resumed production recently. Shettar hoped such incidents would not recur, and advised employees to bring any problem to the notice of their bosses first. If there was no resolution, they could then approach the district administration and authorities concerned.
Convened a meeting at Apple's contract manufacturer Wistron Company with Management and Workers and instructed them to ensure workplace cooperation without causing any unnecessary issues.— Jagadish Shettar (@JagadishShettar) March 10, 2021
According to the employees, thousands of them had been put to hardship due to the ‘indignation’ of a few people.
‘Officials should be pro-active’
Gaurav Gupta, Additional Chief Secretary, Department of Industries and Commerce, suggested that government officials should visit industrial units regularly and take stock of the problems faced by employees.
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KIADB CEO Shivshankar, Industries Commissioner Gunjan Krishna, Managing Director of Wistron Sudipto Gupta, the Deputy Commissioner of Kolar, Superintendent of Police B K Pavithra, and the Chief Engineer of KIADB were present during the interaction.