Earlier in March this year, there are huge protests outside the OPPO’s assembling unit in Noida. It all started after a Chinese employee tore the Indian national flag and thrown it in the dustbin. After a couple of days of investigation, the company has sacked the Chinese employee and the work at the Noida unit was resumed a week later. Now in July, we are hearing about yet another Chinese employee’s discrimination towards the Indian employees of the OPPO service team.
Tired of the intolerant behavior of the Chinese employee, the whole team of eight Indian employees has sent a mass resignation letter to the HR department. The resignation letter says the Chinese employee who is the HOD of Punjab service team is bringing pressure on the service manager to resign from the job. It is also mentioned that he always disrespected India and its culture. He used to assign more work to let the Indian employees stay till late night.
While we can’t confirm the authenticity of the below letter, it is also mentioned that the Chinese national has quoted the Indians as beggars and are always asking for money. We will be updating once get more information about this sad incident. Earlier this month, few unidentified men have destroyed the OPPO and Vivo shops in Maharashtra in order to express their solidarity to the Indian army. OPPO, Vivo, and OnePlus are part of the Chinese conglomerate, BBK Electronics which also owns few other brands.
Both Vivo and OPPO are making huge investments in the country. OPPO has recently paid Rs. 1,079 crores for the official sponsorship of India cricket team that extends for the next five years. On the other hand, Vivo has brought the sponsorship rights for the Pro Kabaddi League and Indian Premier League (IPL) for the next five years for Rs. 300 crores and Rs. 2,200 crores respectively. Apart from these huge sponsorship deals, both the companies will be investing in the manufacturing and R&D sectors.
Official statement from OPPO India:
We at OPPO India are aware of the recent report related to our Punjab Service team on July 15th and it had been resolved on July 16th. The whole issue was due to the miscommunication between the two parties. The service team was upset over the manager being asked to tender his resignation because of inadequate work performance after several formal warnings for the same. But later, a consensus was reached and the concerned service team is continuing to work with us.
OPPO has deep respect for India, its culture and our employees. We will try our best to avoid misunderstandings due to any form of miscommunication in the future.