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More than 1,000 workers at a Japanese hard-disk factory in Shenzhen, China, have been on strike since Sunday over severance pay, the company and news reports said Wednesday.

According to the workers, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies Ltd., after acquiring shares not already owned in subsidiary Shenzhen Hailiang Storage Products Co., decided to sell its stake to U.S.-based hard-disk maker Western Digital Corp. without clarifying workers’ compensation.

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