Should Apple Change Supplier in Asia? Apple puts Wistron, one of the key manufacturers in Asia, on probation. It means that it won’t receive any new business from Apple until Wistron clears up it situation. During the investigation, The auditor found Wistron in violation of certain labor laws.
Wistron meanwhile also admitted that some workers at its Kolar iPhone manufacturing plant were not paid correctly or on time and fired its India VP following a n internal investigation.
Wistron said that it was working to ensure all workers were fully compensated immediately. the investigation also reveals that 8.500 of Wistron factory’s 10,500 were contractors rather than full time employees and the plant may have only 5,000 employees according to the labor laws. Wistron has a long story of being associated with labor violations.