Apple iPhone manufacturing has resumed in India. Foxconn Technology, the maker of iPhones in India for Apple, on Monday said it has taken several remedial measures at its Tamil Nadu plant and will gradually bring workers back to the Sriperumbudur factory. The company had to face protests due to the supply of toxic food to the employees, due to which the work of iPhone production was stopped from 18 December.
Hon High Technology Group [Foxcon] said in a statement, “We are taking a number of steps to correct the problems faced by employees and enhance the services provided to them in Sriperumbudur. We have taken several measures to ensure that this does not happen again. Not only this, employees will now be able to complain even by keeping their names secret. The company also said that the employees will be called sequentially after their residence is ready and approved. According to sources, after getting the permission of the government and Apple for the employee's residence, work will start in the factory gradually.
More than 15,000 people working
An Apple spokesperson said the Sriperumbudur plant is still under observation. "Over the past several weeks, independent auditors and the Apple team have been working with Foxconn to ensure that comprehensive remedial measures are implemented for employee accommodation and catering facilities in Sriperumbudur," he said. However, the company has not given any timeline for resuming operations. On the other hand, sources said it would take more time to fully commission the plant and workers would be brought back in a phased manner over the next few months. More than 15,000 people were working in the factory.