Food poisoning: Foxconn says it will restructure management of TN unit



In a statement on Wednesday, Foxconn said all employees will continue to be paid while necessary improvements are made to restart operations. The company added that it will also continue to provide support to staff when they return to work.

Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, New Delhi

Foxconn Group, which is a supplier to Apple Inc, announced that it will restructure its local management team at the company’s facilities in the town of Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu, after a recent food poisoning incident has been reported. The unit has been shut down since the incident happened earlier this month.

In a statement on Wednesday, Foxconn said all employees will continue to be paid while necessary improvements are made to restart operations. The company added that it will also continue to provide support to staff when they return to work.

The majority of Foxconn workers in India are women.

“We are also restructuring our local leadership team and our management systems to ensure that we can achieve and maintain the high standards that are necessary,” the company also said.

More than 150 employees of the Foxconn unit in Tamil Nadu were hospitalized after food poisoning was reported in the company’s dormitories on December 18, which housed the majority of staff.

“We have investigated recent issues at our Sriperumbudur facility in Tamil Nadu and found that some offsite dormitory facilities do not meet required standards,” Foxconn added in the statement.

The food poisoning incident led to large-scale protests as relatives of hospital staff and other workers blocked a key Chennai-Bengaluru highway for several hours.

The pokcie said nearly 70 women and 22 men have been arrested for blocking the highway. The majority of the detainees were released after 24 hours.

Meanwhile, Apple Inc, which has put the Sriperumbudur facility on probation, said on Wednesday it would ensure all standards are met before the unit reopens, adding that it will continue to monitor closely. conditions.

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