Wistron announced that it was addressing the complaints. In addition to bolstering its processes, it’s roping in an executive to oversee the company’s India business and deploying assistance programs and hotlines to ensure workers get the much-needed help. Apple also has added that both its own staff and external auditors would monitor Wistron’s work going forward.
As with past labor issues, Apple only has limited control over working conditions at its suppliers. This comes roughly a year after the tech giant put Pegatron on notice, though, and isn’t a good look for a company that has tried to address labor violations for years. As much as overall conditions may have improved, these problems don’t appear to be going away any time soon.