Nokia China Dongguan factory employees protest their sale to Microsoft

Nokia is holding an extraordinary shareholder meeting today, where company management expects to get the approval to sell mobile device unit to Microsoft.

This being a strong emotional issue for Finns, we can expect some sort of protest both outside and inside the meeting venue later today. But there’s a group of people already in the streets and protesting Nokia/Microsoft deal. It’s the employees of Nokia Dongguan factory in China.

Nokia Dogguan protest

Apparently they too are not happy that they are being sold to Microsoft  and would like to receive some compensation in the process, like their colleagues in Vietnamese Nokia factory did. Posters saying “Do not sell us, we have dignity and human rights” (according to Google translate), could be seen among protesters.

Nokia China representative confirmed the protests, but says that operation of the plant is not affected.

Via Weibo, Sina

Author: Stasys Bielinis

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