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Hundreds Strike at Shanghai Factory for Three Days

For more news visit ☛ http://english.ntdtv.comFollow us on Twitter ☛ us on Facebook ☛ at an electronics plant in Shanghai have been on strike since Wednesday, protesting planned layoffs without any compensation. The factory is also relocate to a less convenient area for many.More than 200 workers at a Singapore-owned electronics plant in Shanghai are on strike for a third day Friday... protesting against mass layoffs. Strikers say they refused to sign agreements stipulating that their jobs would be terminated by the end of the year without compensation.The workers first stopped work on Wednesday, denouncing what they say is a plan to relocate the plant to the suburbs... and demanding compensation for the layoffs. Workers say police beat up some protesters on Wednesday.Workers say the company, owned by Hi-P International, plans to hire new staff.[Miss Zhang, Factory Worker]:"They are moving the factory but I don't want to go there. I signed a contract with the factory here at Jinzhan Road, not the one for the new factory. Now they just don't want to compensate us. They do not want to even give us a single cent."[Miss Zhong, Factory Worker]:"The new factory is too far for some of us. To come to this factory, we need to travel 45 to 50 minutes. To get to the new factory, we have to spend more than two hours on the road. We cannot support this financially and we will be very tired, so we are not willing to go there. So we asked to be compensated but the factory is not willing to do so."Hi-P is an electronics contract manufacturer whose customers include Apple and BlackBerry maker Research in Motion.The plant employs more than 1,500 workers, most of them women.

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