Workers had protested unsanitary living conditions, which included worms in their food. Foxconn was forced to close the plant and the plant was also placed on probation by Apple until conditions at the plant improved.
Now, as reported by The Economic Times, Foxconn has announced that it will begin bringing production back online.
“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.”
Full operations at the plant will not resume until both the government and Apple give their approval to the living conditions of the company’s hostels and dormitories. Foxconn 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 is still on probation.