Hundreds of Workers of a Chinese smartphone manufacturing facility here resorted to violence on Thursday after around 200 of These were”sacked without notice”, officials said.
Around 1,200 employees of this Hipad Technology India, making Xiaomi and Oppo telephones, went on a rampage throwing stones in the construction and barging to the facility in Sector 63, ” they said.
However, the firm had no official answer till the time that the report was filed.
Police force was set up in the site even as senior officers, including Superintendent of Police, Noida City, Sudha Singh, reached there to evaluate the situation.
Singh said authorities were alarmed about the violence breaking out in the mill, under Phase 3 police station limits, around 10am and immediately reached the place.
“We got to understand that several employees had resorted to violence after they had been’sacked’ with their own office with no notice,” she said.
Singh stated no formal complaint had been lodged by the company till the afternoon, even as police were probing the truth.
But a police official, who didn’t wish to be named, stated three to four individuals are picked up for questioning over their alleged participation in the violence.
A source of the firm said they’d intimidated the seller — workers’ builder — in advance about the changes.
“in addition, it’s clearly mentioned in the stipulations of the contract that the company can lessen the amount of employees without notice,” the source said.
The Labour Department officials that attained the unit at the afternoon said it appeared to be an instance of”miscommunication” on the organization’s part.
“Because of lack of raw material, the firm had asked the sellers to tell these people to not come for work from Monday. Nevertheless, they continued to come to office and also the management now barred them from punching in (biometric entrance ).
“The seller had maybe not informed the employees that’s why they kept coming to function that apparently led to this misunderstanding. The office asked them to leave the premises and the employees said they weren’t informed about the decision and were being sacked that is the reason why they resorted to violence,” Assistant Labour Commissioner Harish Chandra Singh told PTI.
The vendors weren’t available in the website for clarification about the issue, Singh added.
He explained the firm claimed it has engaged a nearby firm where it wanted to train those workers, but due to power-related problems that could not occur immediately.
“The organization said they didn’t directly inform the employees about the coaching programme but told this to the vendor,” Singh said.
Meanwhile, a personal security guard at the device described the morning shift workers had arrived at 8am for work and within two hours the rampage had begun.
“They went inside and usually by 8.30am they all set to operate on the assembly line.
In addition, he claimed that after the violence many employees fled the building with several cell phones and other gadgets in the building.