Thousands Strike at LG Plant in Eastern China

Posted December 28th, 2011 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of factory workers have gone on strike in eastern China, halting work at a South Korean-owned electronics manufacturer.

About 8,000 workers stopped work at the LG Display factory in Nanjing city in a protest over year-end bonuses.

The workers say South Korean employees at the plant received the equivalent of six months' pay, while Chinese workers were given just one month's wages.

Company and government officials confirmed that the employees have been on strike since Monday.

Thousands of Chinese workers have gone on strike in recent months, complaining of low salaries and poor working conditions.

LG manufactures screens for electronic equipment at the plant.