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Foxconn says it has implemented "corrective actions" following worker protests over living conditions, and Apple's placing the Sriperumbudur iPhone plant on probation.
After workers protested at unsanitary living conditions, and worms in their food, Foxconn was forced to close its southern India plant. Alongside demands of local government, Foxconn was also placed on probation by Apple until conditions were improved.
Now according to The Economic Times, the company has announced that it will start bringing workers back.
"We have been working on a series of improvements to fix issues we found at the offsite dormitory facilities at Sriperumbudur and to enhance the services we provide to our employees," said Foxconn India in a statement. "We have implemented a range of corrective actions to ensure this cannot happen again and a rigorous monitoring system to ensure workers can raise any concerns they may have, including anonymously."
Reportedly, operations at the plant will only resume as both government and Apple approve the conditions of its hostels and dormitories. Foxconn's statement said that the company will "gradually begin to welcome back team members as each offsite dormitory becomes ready and is approved."
An Apple spokesperson told The Economic Times that the plant remains on probation.