18 August 2019

Work at China IBM factory resumes, WSJ reports

An International Business Machines Corp. Systems Technology Co. server plant in Shenzhen reopened Tuesday, the ninth day since about 1,000 workers walked out over severance offers and wage concerns linked to a planned handover of the factory to Lenovo Group Ltd., the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday, citing an IBM statement. The company let go of 20 of the strikers Monday for taking part in unlawful assembly that led to the shutdown of the plant, according to two workers fired and the Federation of Trade Unions of Futian, the Shenzhen district where the plant is located, the report said. A federation official described IBM’s approach as “unyielding”. IBM said its actions were within Chinese law.

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