Nokia employees in China protest over job cuts
Life has been hard for some old Nokia employees ever since Microsoft acquired the Finnish company.
Few weeks ago, Microsoft announced the axing of over 18,000 Nokia workers around the globe. The laying off affected some 4,700 employees at Nokia’s handset factory and R&D center in Beijing, leaving behind only 300 employees at the offices that used to accommodate 5,000.
The Chinese questioned Microsoft’s lack of care displayed on workers, saying that the Redmond, USA PC giant has broken it’s initial promise of not sacking any Nokia employee until at least after 1 year of the acquisition. Microsoft is yet to comment on the matter.
This is not the first time Nokia workers are protesting against Microsoft in recent times. After the announcement of a $7.2 billion buyout last year, Nokia employees, sensing danger, took to the streets to demonstrate their anger against the acquisition.