As part of the massive layoffs Microsoft announced last month, thousands of former Nokia factory workers will be losing the job. Today, hundreds of Chinese employees from Nokia factories protested against Microsoft’s decision on mass layoffs. The participated employees posted pictures showing their protest on social media networks as well. The protest took place at former Nokia Beijing research center and factory employing 2,400 people.
Protesters held banners and shouted slogans against “Microsoft’s hostile takeover and violent layoffs” for five hours until “they had sore throats,” said the employee who participated in the demonstration and so declined to be identified.
The protesters would convene on Friday afternoon to discuss demands they would present to the company, the employee said.