After Google announced the company intended to layoff 4,000 Motorola Mobility employees and shut nearly a third of its offices worldwide earlier this week, more than 150 Motorola’s workers from China protested outside of Motorola’s company offices in Nanjing and Beijing on Thursday and Friday. Workers claimed Motorola has unilaterally breached the employment contract, and Motorola declined to comment on this situation. More photos and video after the break.
Once a major player in China’s mobile market, Nokia is now facing layoffs and office closures in China, due to a large drop in its market share in the country and elsewhere around the world. The Wall Street Journal reports that Nokia is closing two regional sales offices in China, and laying off up to 10,000 staff globally. So does anyone care?
Last week, around 20 Foxconn workers climbed to the rooftop of a building located inside Shenzhen plant for 26 hours to protest a planned move. The employees were protesting the company’s decision to relocate factories from Shenzhen to Huizhou, a city further north in Guangdong province, and urged the company to arrange employment for them in Shenzhen or to lay them off. Foxconn has refused to terminate the workers and said it will arrange jobs for them at other factories in the area or will hold further talks with those who insist on seeing their contracts terminated …
There are growing series of labor disputes in China. Following from last week labor strike at an electronic supplier plant in Shenzhen, here is another one. The strike involved around 400 hundreds of workers, they went on a seven-day strike strike outside of Hi-P International electronics plant to protest for compensation and layoff.
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