Chennai : For the second time within a few days, 175 employees at electronic parts maker Foxconn were today arrested for trying to make a forced entry into the manufacturing facility at Nokia Special Economic Zone at Sriperumbudur near here.

The employees of the company were against the management decision to offer voluntary retirement scheme or severance package to them as the company had suspended production at the facility last week.

Foxconn India suspended production from the two facilities at Sriperumbudur from December 22 following the decline of orders in the wake of Nokia India suspending its production from the facility.  “We want our jobs. We are ready to work at the facility but the management is asking us to go. We cannot accept that”, a representative of Foxconn India Employees Union told PTI.

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