Nokia India employees to go on one-day hunger strike on March 31

Mar 27 2014, 20:06 IST
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Employees of Finnish handset maker Nokia India's plant at Sriperumbudur near here have decided to go on one-day hunger strike. Reuters Employees of Finnish handset maker Nokia India's plant at Sriperumbudur near here have decided to go on one-day hunger strike. Reuters
SummaryNokia India Employees Union have decided to further step up their protest post the Lok Sabha elections.

other employee Unions as part of the one-day hunger fast, he said.

On March 14, in a jolt to the employees, the Supreme Court ordered Nokia India to give Rs 3,500 crore as a guarantee before it transfers the plant to Microsoft.

The apex court upheld the Delhi High Court verdict which is currently facing an income tax dispute.

The Tamil Nadu Government also slammed a Rs 2,400 Crore notice to Nokia saying the company had been selling the products produced from Chennai plant to domestic market instead of shipping overseas.

Nokia management responded to the notice sent by Tamil Nadu Sales Tax Department that it was a "baseless" claim by the Department.

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