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Nokia employees in India stage fasting

Publication Date : 01-04-2014

 

Seeking to draw the attention of the Central and state governments to their plight, employees of Nokia India's manufacturing unit at Sriperumbudur staged a one-day fast on Monday demanding job security.

More than 3,000 employees, mostly in the age group of 20-30 and a majority of them women, wearing black badges, took part in the protest, spearheaded by Nokia India Thozhilalargal Sangam (employees union) near the State Guest House here.

“Central and state governments should come forward and ensure that there is no job loss due to the proposed transfer of assets of Nokia to Microsoft (as per the $7.2-billion deal),” Union's honorary president A Soundararajan, MLA, said.  

 

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