Earlier today, Nokia’s shareholders voted for the Microsoft-Nokia acquisition deal and ultimately gave it their approval. After all news of the approval already saw their stock prices doubling, so why not, right? Well it turns out that despite the majority seemingly OK with the deal, there are some who appear to be against it. It seems that some of Nokia’s factory employees in China have decided to go on strike, with a large banner (pictured above) that supposedly reads, “Workers are not simple merchandise, assets or slaves. Please do not sell us. We have DIGNITY and RIGHTS!”
The reason behind the strike is apparently due to Nokia putting their factory in Donggun on hold temporarily for whatever reason, and the workers aren’t too happy about the reduced salary during this period of non-work. However according to sources, Nokia’s other factories are still operational, so perhaps this pause on the Donggun factory might not necessarily be related to the Microsoft-Nokia deal. Nokia’s factories are expected to be transferred over to Microsoft as part of the deal, so it is believed that these workers are striking perhaps in a bid to curtail any negative impact this might have on their jobs. Either way hopefully more information will be made available soon.
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